Friday, 11 March 2011


Continuing on with the 4 colour theme; this is a view from a local picnic spot, looking over an Alpaca farm. They were quite a site when first introduced a good few years ago, but I'm used to them now. They're just like sheep with longer necks :)

Oil on Gesso'd board, 7x5

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Brown Hills Lane

At the weekend I watched the latest DVD release from Townhouse films: Oil Sketching on Location with Robert Brindley. I gained a lot from watching, party due to Robert's commentary being so interesting and thorough but mainly because he painted all the demonstration images using just the three primary colours and white.

I've always enjoyed mixing colours and as I often cycle to the places I paint, the thought of travelling light really appealed to me, so I gave it a try this afternoon. The time it took set up my palette was less than usual and I didn't struggle at all with mixing colours. I liked the fact it forced me to study the subject more and think about exactly how to mix the each colour. All in all a very enjoyable experience - one that I will be repeating.

Oil on Gesso'd board. 8x6