Another day off work today so more time for painting. Decided to go up to Castor Hanglands, a nature reserve south of Stamford. The Hanglands is a mix of old woods and heathlands that has associations with John Clare, the Peasant Poet.  Very cold morning, -5 deg C when I got out the car, so…

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Now we are on the run-up to the shortest day I have been trying to make the best of the daylight. It does mean painting in pretty gloomy conditions.  There are advanges; less problems chasing shadows as the sun moves, and also easier to judge colours without the glare of the sun.  I have posted…

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Hi, not posted for a while as when not busy at work I have been working up plein-air pictures from earlier in the year ready for shows.  Some hardly require a touch, some a fair bit – normally getting rid of darks or lights in the wrong place, or awkward brush strokes.  Only about 1…

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