This is a detail from my painting, it’s about what’s important, love, hope,joy, faith and courage. Snowdrops are starting to flower and Spring is stirring. Much of this is painted from memory l have also been inspired by the stunning images from the wonderful l love Teesdale Facebook Group.
Light is crucial to life and it determines how we see, this painting is called Peace. These images were taken on the same day in the same room, but not in the same light. One is with in the sunlight and one is not. They look so different. The one in the winter sun is warm and glowing, but muted. The other sharper and more defined. I like them both, sometimes you don’t have to choose.
Winter snowfall ,a detail of my painting Winter Joy. There is beauty in all the seasons.l have used predominantly white in this picture on a coloured background to show snow and frost. It is a phantasmagoria ,a magical imagining of a frozen world.
A midnight blue sky filled with stars shine bright tonight and every night
I had to try and capture the silver birch in the garden that was shimmering with a cascade of yellow leaves, as they fell from the tree. Why the title l just love the song which is so gently wistful as the year turns towards winter. A rogue stroke of the palette knife left a rabbit shape so he developed. I love dogs and birds so they had to be there. I don’t normally paint in portrait but l wanted to convey the height of the tree.Who is the girl, l have no idea.
This week l have been working on a larger painting ,which is not complete,but l did do a pastel sketch of the stunning colour in the sun kissed garden . There is always beauty in nature every day.
The owl lantern glows and the little dog is barking ….
Just starting on my new painting l love the orange glow of the trees and having seen some absolutely stunning photos and film of an owl in the l love Teesdale Group on Facebook l was inspired to paint an owl.
Only a month or so to go before my first Spot on the Wall at Richmond Station ,this is the painting l will be showing. It will be available to buy. It was late August when l painted it and the balmy breath of Autumn had just started to turn the leaves on the trees.