This image was developed from a plien air painting I posted at the start of June.

I wanted a bit more colour and punch and also thought that a graphic style could enhance the saturated colours so I gessoed over an old painting on canvas and set to work. I had been influenced by work by Fred Ingrams amongst others and although I havent achieved his brave use of colour it is an early step.

It might be worth producing a small set of paintings in this style and see if they develop. I have plenty of raw material both photos and sketches to draw from.

Other landscapes are available for sale on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com


  1. The new picture is stunning! I love to use very bright colours – they affect me emotionally. Some people don’t like these feelings when they look at a painting – but some of us really do enjoy the vibrant colours

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    • Thanks Margaret. I am looking to put a bit of punch into the landscapes I love to paint and stir things up. So I am wrestling with marrying the literal with abstract colour and struggling. Still I’m enjoying it and we’ll see wher it leads.

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