THE TREES ON CLIEVES’ HILLS – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

P1020535(1)I’ve done scene before and posted it, but I came across it the other day and wondered if I could try it in the three cool colours I use, following on from the previous post where I used three warm colours. So this was done with lemon yellow, alizarin red and winsor blue. I have tried this combination before and found it  quite difficult, when compared to using the warm colours – maybe it’s the more staining effect of the winsor blue and  alizarin  which can quickly overpower the painting . I must  try a few more to see if you get a different feel to the paintings with the cooler colours.

I wasn’t completely happy with the original painting  which you can see below and applied the paints on this one  in a much looser way.

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THE COTTAGES ON CUT LANE – PASTEL PAINTING

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I don’t know what fascinates me about these cottages, just off the road at the foot of Clieve’s Hills as you approach Ormskirk having travelled across the moss, inland  from Southport. I did them  as a watercolour (shown on this blog on September 24th) and have previously painted them plein air by the roadside, although the best view point is in the middle of the road, which isn’t much good.

Perhaps the middle  bale needs a bit of tidying up as I look at is as I write.

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MORNING LIGHT, CUT LANE, HALSALL-WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

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This is another from one of my early morning cycle rides. It is a scene which I have painted in situ before, but to get this angle, with the fence posts, you need to be sat in the road, so a photo was the safer option.

I was attracted to the pattern of light and shadows. It was just a shame there wasn’t a bit of light on the cottages – maybe I should have painted some.

As my with my previous painting, this was painted in three colours, ultra marine blue, cadmium yellow and winsor red.

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AT THE FOOT OF CLIEVES’ HILLS – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

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A painting from a couple of sketches I did the other day when I was out on the bike. I was pleased with the texture of the wheat in the foreground. The background lacks the mystery of my previous Clieves’ Hills paintings, but I’ve tried to keep it together with a limited palette.

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UNDER CLIEVES’ HILLS – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

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I took a number of photos when out painting recently. This is from a photo of a view I have painted before, but not in watercolours. I liked the way the grasses worked against the farm buildings and it allows me to explore the depiction of foreground texture.

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SUMMER’S END ON CLIEVES’ HILLS – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

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This is from a photo from last year. I wanted to have a go at foreground texture. I have posted views from these hills before. They are the biggest feature for miles and I do like painting them. I did post a plein air painting from these hills here a week or so ago. Not sure about the middle distance before the dwellings.

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A VIEW FROM CLIEVE’S HILLS – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

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Another view from the hills near my home in Southport. The hills are only small, but as there’s not much around this part of the Lancashire plain, people come for the view. You can see the mountains of Wales and Liverpool and of course the Lancashire plain. The trees here which line the lane, overlooking the plain, are wind sculpted from the prevailing westerly winds -although you cant see it from this angle.

As the sun goes down on a bright day it can make for a great picture

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