IT’S DAYS LIKE THESE – OAKURA BEACH, NEW ZEALAND – ACRYLIC PAINTING

IT'S DAYS LIKE THESE - OAKURA BEACH, NEW ZEALAND - ACRYLIC PAINTING

Driving up to New Plymouth we stopped off at this beach. I took some photos and one reflected the blueness of the sky in the sand. I thought that it encapsulated the experience. This cherished moment symbolised by the infinite blue.
In reality, over to the right, was an industrial complex at New Plymouth, but turn your head slightly and your cup was half full.
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EASEDALE, LAKE DISTRICT – ACRYLIC PAINTING

EASEDALE, LAKE DISTRICT - ACRYLIC PAINTNG

Last year the painting group went to Grasmere to see the local painting exhibition. Afterwards, whilst the majority went off for some retail therapy my wife and I went up to Easedale tarn. On the way up I looked out for something I could paint later. Arriving at the tarn I looked back in the direction we had come and the sunlight was catching some of the fields below. I took a few photos. Later, on our return, I found the old cottage I had seen earlier and whilst my wife settled down to read, I found a spot away from the pathway and started to do an initial drawing, then having just mixed up the colours for the first wash the heavens opened and down came the rain. There was only one thing for it. The pub.
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MORNING ON THE ALT ESTUARY, LIVERPOOL – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

MORNING ON THE ALT ESTUARY, LIVERPOOL - WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

I have tried this view before, but with a third vessel right in the foreground and taking in more of the river and buildings behind. This time I tightened the field of view, selected two vessels and went for an elongated presentation. It certainly feels a better outcome.
Normally I go down to the Alt Estuary, which flows into the Mersey Estuary, in the evening and paint. This time I decided to see the lightening effects in the morning. The bright morning light gave some new options. The way the light is reflected off the wet mud is very powerful.
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THE MERSEY FROM THE ALBERT DOCK, LIVERPOOL – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

THE MERSEY FROM THE ALBERT DOCK, LIVERPOOL - WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

Having worked through a number of floral works in readiness for a workshop and an exhibition, I decided to restart on my paintings of Liverpool. This is an amalgam of three photos. I used three colours with an addition of another couple for the grass on the left.
The contra jour effect almost kills all the colour. I hope the figures give it some vitality.
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CLEMATIS IN THE SUN – ~FLORAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

CLEMATIS IN THE SUN - ~FLORAL WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

Our painting group are about to do a few sessions in the local park’s glasshouse. It will be to display some of our work and do some painting in the glasshouse or park outside. Sometimes we make a sale and also get some new recruits for the club. I just hope the sun shines.
I thought that I would do a set of loose floral paintings to display there. This is the final one of them. The others I have posted over the last few weeks. Hope you enjoy.
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