Over a recent weekend I agreed to meet up with two other painters in Thetford.  There is lots to paint in the town and would it be worth a few more trips.  We were out all day and it was very cold – four pairs of socks was order of the day.  Couple of paintings…

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Just can’t keep away from the river! This time standing in ice and water near the Pike and Eel, but pleased with the  result .  There are some awkward lines and angles to be resolved later, but I can see this as larger painting. I have warmed the colours up with burnt sienna which might…

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After Xmas got out to paint some farm buildings – looking for red/oranges against green.  Tried the village of Broughton it is in a deep valley ( for Cambridgeshire). Pleased with the result although a few spotty sky holes in the trees ( becoming a common problem) and perspective rather wonky.  Still prefer the painting…

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I have been enjoying trying different brush marks – small marks for quiet evenings at dusk on the Fens – broad bold ones for blustery days in Northamptonshire. I hope you can see what I mean from the photos of recent sketches?  I have been tempted by more square brush strokes after having purchased some…

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Last Sunday I went out painting with Julie Baker who is a keen painter of the Fens with its huge skies.  I chose a distant view of the river going round behind dark distant trees. Just as important for me was that it was out the wind. I was very pleased with the over all…

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