Norfolk: Sketch Book Study

Sketch book study of vast open space’s stretching  for miles along the coastline of Norfolk. It was a very pleasant time spent walking, exploring the beautiful landscape and coastal views around this unspoilt area of wild and natural beauty. I shall definitely return!

 

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Recent Watercolour

Recent watercolour from a series,    A walk down the lane and what do I see!

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Spring Flower series

Part of my study from  “Flower series ” which I painted yesterday. I am hopeful that it may develop into something which will be more abstracted. I was thinking about the work of Agnes Martin and of her words “Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not just in the eye, it is in the mind, it is our positive response to life”  (1912-2004).

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Plein Air Sketch

This pencil sketch which I did the other day is of a view from Beacon Hill, looking down and across into the landscape of distant trees.  Maybe it will be a basis for other work developing into abstract paintings.

 

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Study of Spring Flowers

I was admiring my bunch of Spring flowers in a vase by the windowsill, thinking how vibrant the colours were, so out came my watercolour’s and paper and here is the result!

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Stormy Sky

It was a stormy sky today looking out over the cricket field and beyond, inspiration for more paintings!WP_20170223_08_22_44_Pro.jpg

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Observations of Light

 

Observations of Light is a watercolour study relating to ” A walk down the lane” series, which was painted  over a week ago. The luminous effect of light areas in the work make  a contrast with the darker colours. Some of the pigments when mixed together produce a  granulating texture; which is interesting on a rough surface  paper.

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Sketch book Painting

Walking in the village yesterday, these lovely snowdrops caught my attention, I stopped for awhile to paint them and this is the result!

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Sketch book : A walk down the lane

The day was dull and it had been raining; I was not going to be discouraged by the weather so I decided to go a walk down the lane. With my sketch book and paints in my bag, I was  hopeful that I would make a reference painting of the day. I walked by Mill farm and followed the  meandering stream along down into marshy, muddy ground, then up higher onto a slightly dryer area.  It was a good vantage point;  with trees disappearing in mist in the distance, this is where I made a watercolour painting of the scene before it started to rain!  And it turned out like this!WP_20170207_15_55_01_Pro.jpg

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Sketch book experiments

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