Friday, 25 September 2009
Thursday, 24 September 2009
I love the Lake District. I painted this one from a photograph I found on Google Maps. Rather than waste the excess paint on the palette I used it all in the foreground shore. I'd never thought of doing that before. I'm not sure if the blue bits look right though.
I'd like to fit in a tour around the Lakes sometime next year and build a library of my own photos rather than rely on Google all the time.
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
We were lucky enough to get free tickets for Drayton Manor Park recently and so last Sunday off we set for a day of fun and frolics. I used to love the white-knuckle rides but these days tend to steer well clear.
Late afternoon duly arrived and whilst crossing the small bridge to the car park I was greeted by this delightful view of the river that borders the park and zoo. I took a photograph and then painted it in watercolour when I got home.
I used to think inspiration could only come from glorious vistas such as the Lake District and similar. I'm slowly beginning to realise that potential painting subjects are all around us regardless of where we live.