Cotswolds

Contre Jour Yate Rocks, UK

Contre jour yate rocks

My favourite aspect, contre jour and painting against the light.  Yate Rocks again, near me, and a view up the road back into Yate from the river.  This semi lockdown has a nice effect of making me think more about local subjects.  How many great paining opportunities are there within a mile or two of your home, or even your garden (if you are lucky to have one)?

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Sherston Plein Air Painting #3 - looking up the High Street

Sherston plein air painting #3

Sherston, UK, Watercolour, 15" x 11"

A third painting from my summer day trip to local village Sherston.  Love the bunting out in the street and a great tool to link two sides of the street from a composition point of view.  I normally avoid painting cars side on, but here I think it works by not making a big feature of them with all the trimmings and wheel arches and so on.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

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Steps- Iron Acton Village

Steps Iron Acton

Iron Acton, UK, 15" x 11"

I took a few photos very quickly of a local village to me in the UK, Iron Acton, and this was an outcome of one of those photos.  I liked the steps, a little light hitting the tops and the old stone wall.  The shadows were going in the right direction as well.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms

 


Steps- Iron Acton Village

Steps Iron Acton

Iron Acton, UK, 15" x 11"

I took a few photos very quickly of a local village to me in the UK, Iron Acton, and this was an outcome of one of those photos.  I liked the steps, a little light hitting the tops and the old stone wall.  The shadows were going in the right direction as well.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms

 


Bristol Savages artist outing plein air 2019 #2

Bristol savages artist outing plein air 2019 #2

Tewkesbury, UK, 15" x 11"

2nd Plein air painting with my art club, the Bristol Savages.  Another view towards the Abbey from the mill.  The day was starting to warm up nicely, so you have to speed up your work with watercolour.  The cars were actually parked at 90 degrees to how they are in my picture, but I think they look better this way.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms

 


Chipping Sodbury, Beaufort Inn 2

Chipping sodbury beaufort inn 2

Chipping Sodbury, UK, Watercolour 15" x 11"

I keep saying I won't paint my local town again.  It's a pretty market town with a very wide street, but many scenes are not suitable for paintings in my opinion.  So take this scene.  We are looking at a row of old buildings, shops and a pub.  We are facing due South,  The direction of the sun does not give ideal shadows, especially in the Winter months.  Ah well, I painted it again to try and prove myself wrong.  The other claim to fame is that Chipping Sodbury ha sone of the widest high streets in the UK (well they used to hold agricultural markets here).

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.

 

 


Biddestone Village Pub, Plein Air 2018 #1

Biddestone pub plein air 2018 #1

Biddestone, UK, 15" x 11"

A plein air at Biddestone Village, a very pretty village in Wiltshire - country pub, duck pond, green etc.  This was the first plein air of the day, and I had a nice bit of shelter from the sun on the right hand side.  When it's a hot day, doing plein air you sometimes need to choose a comfortable place to paint from first, then decide exactly what to paint from there.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms

 


A view down Silver Street, Tetbury

Silver street tetbury

Tetbury, UK, 15" x 11"

A loose painting of Silver Street in Tetbury, just near the centre of town.  Figures in shadows are tricky.  Generally I suppose with most clothing styles, they are darker than their shadowy surroundings.  Here, they are almost the same tonal value so maybe a bit more difficult to pick out.  A painting here though to play around with values and shapes and having a bit of fun making the car appear with just a bit of negative work around it.

Painted on Saunders Waterford, Cold Press, 300 gms.