This is my personal favourite of the recent paintings I have done, though it's probably due to nicking someone else's composition. I don't like using other people's paintings as reference material but I saw the work of Frederick John Widgery and his paintings of Dartmoor and couldn't resist have a go at one of them.
I painted this watercolour from a photograph I took last winter after the snow had fallen. I've painted 2 or 3 from the same photo in both oil and watercolor and it's interesting how each painting turns out completely different!
This watercolour portrays a misty looking Glenlyon in Perthshire, Scotland. I often like to use as few colours as possible to try and create a moody feel to the scene. For this painting I cut my palette to just 2 - Raw Sienna and Ultramarine.
This is a loose impression of Brean Down in Somerset. The beach here is huge and has the 2nd biggest tidal range in the world. It's amazing when you see the goats perched perilously on the cliff edges. Unfortunately, an average of one dog a month falls off the Down to their doom.
This is my impression of Loch Eck in Dunnon, Scotland. Most of the paintings from this point on within this blog I have filmed myself doing and can be seen on my Watercolour Workshop channel on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/WatercolourWorkshop