Hi, thought I would post a few random photos, if only to prove I have actually been painting recently. I prefer painting to blogging!  As well as my typical landscapes I have been trying various town centre locations, including Ely and Norwich.  I have developed a thick skin, and so started to really enjoy it.  Positioning myself with my back to a wall has proved the best plan to stop too many interruptions.  The shadows seem to move faster across buildings than trees, so I do find it harder to complete a painting in the couple of hours available.

Classic view of Norwich on a very cold day, The painting is not as dark as it looks. The prison is just behind me.

Classic view of Norwich on a very cold day, The painting is not as dark as it looks. The prison is just behind me.

Saturday morning on Ely avoiding the crowds.

Saturday morning in Ely, avoiding the crowds.

Woodwalton Fen

Woodwalton Fen on a dull day. Tree on the right needs some work, but looking hopeful.

I have booked on this workshop in a couple of weeks Michael Richardson  and can’t wait.  Michael has already suggested that I try using Transparent Red Oxide in place of Burnt Sienna.  It brought much more interest to the dark passages in my paintings, and in my opinion a freshness to some of the greys  – results will be posted soon.

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  1. 1kayaker on 24 March 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Transparent Red Oxide, the paint used by the old masters. I sometimes use Burnt Sienna for my undercoating when I do Plein-air. Do you paint in acrylic or oils?

    • richpaintsoils on 27 March 2016 at 7:19 pm

      Hi there, thanks for the kind comments. I paint in oils although sometimes on larger paintings I might work out the composition in acrylic first. Agreed burnt sienna great for undercoating, especially to bring out those summer greens!

  2. JM Stall on 25 March 2016 at 3:21 pm

    You have some beautiful work. I would really like to see some of these from a closer perspective

  3. Sharmishtha Basu on 26 May 2016 at 12:14 pm

    wow!!

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