Not posted anything for a while; getting out painting always takes priority.  I am not a fan of that all over blue light during the hot summer, but it did mean long evenings with that special golden light as the sun sinks.   Autumn is my favorite time for painting, especially when the Rivers and Fens…

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Day started bright but the light soon turned rather flat.  However I spent the morning  in the (relative) high lands enjoying those muted greens still with a hint of Autumn  ochres. Then off to find a new location just down the road where I try a “big sky”.

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Back over the border on a dull but perfect morning for painting.  A cold to start but no wind for a change.  Both painting need some tweaks here, mainly softening some very strong diagonals, but the basics are fine to me.  Deliberately worked on keeping the colours under control with earth colours knocking back the…

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Rather a windy and cold Easter but I have been out painting most of the time.  The River Nene at Wadenhoe provides many subjects and I have come away with a dozen or so virtually completed paintings.  Painting in dull weather forces a concentration on tones which is rewarding but surprisingly difficult.  Getting distant trees…

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A painting friend suggest I take a look at Denford in Northants as a painting spot.  Great recommendation – some of the views are a bit “chocolate box” but there is plenty of scope  if you are prepared to take a walk.  That’s the good news   – but I picked a bitterly cold day. Pleased…

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