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Working En plein air this Spring

Hi Guys,

Well apologies for not posting for last week. I got down to Hampshire and my connection was so bad I had to wait to post until we returned I do hope you managed to get yourselves outside to do a little sketching to. I had a great spring break on the coast opposite the Isle of Wight in mum and dads little wooden hut on the beach. Our favorite place to relax have fun play on the water and create.

As you can see from these images I managed to find the time to work outside in the beautiful spring air.

The conditions were challenging in two ways as it was windy and cool, I guess it is only just April.

In windy conditions I find I keep my kit to a minimum and make sure everything is weighted down or stuck down. These few sketches were done quickly in acrylics on mount board. I did have to retreat back inside at times to work.

I found myself needing to work quickly and in multiple images because the sky was changing so quickly, which always proves to be fun and keeps the brush moving.

I also wanted to include in this post the finished painting 'Winters Light' 100cms x100cms.

This painting was mentioned in previous blog posts and was the piece I brought in to show my students in Fridays landscape class .It is oil and cold wax on birch ply and will be one of four pieces of work I will be entering into the Broadway Arts Festival this year, I would love to hear your comments. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and do join me here again on Tuesday, happy painting.

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