Red Castle in Lunan Bay , near Montrose. Carolyn Lamb 27th & 28th August 2018. Oil. This bay between Montrose and Arbroath has been on my 'to paint' list for years. You spot the 15th century Red Castle on its hump perched beside the fantastic sand dunes and long sandy beach as you whiz past on the train. That gives the best view of the castle as closer up the ruins look odd, - more like an animal sitting down than a castle. Although that was the view I thought I would paint, it is still on my 'to do' list . This time I went a bit closer onto the dunes.
Weir on the River Frome , Frenchay. Carolyn Lamb. 13th August 2018. 20 x 20cm. Out this week with Stuart and Jane, painting along the banks of the River Frome. This is the first time I have been painting on the Oldbury Court estate. We are following in the footsteps of the 19th century Bristol School of Artists who often painted along the Frome around Snuff Mills .
SS Great Britain car park. Carolyn Lamb. Oil. 2018. Earlier this month I was painting the Macarthur warehouse down Bristol Docks. Not much has changed to its derelict state in the 2 years since I last painted it. More ivy and a wooden hoarding around the bottom. The flag is from the SS Great Britain.
Garden House with Sunflowers. Carolyn Lamb. 30th & 31st July 2018. 12" x 12". Oil. Flowers, vegetables and raspberries flank the path to the summerhouse Tim built. He calls it the collection centre as it stores hundreds of books and there is also a small studio on the left side. Hazel always grows an abundance of flowers so there is never a shortage of interesting subjects in their garden.
The Pool, Serridge House, Coalpit Heath. Carolyn Lamb. Oil. 7th July 2018. Painted today on an art club trip but lost on the way home as I left it on the roof of the car! I did retrace my route but it flew off somewhere on a lane between Coal Pit Heath, the rIng road or on the M 32 ! At least I still have the photo I took before packing to leave.
No prizes for guessing which one is mine from this outing with friends to paint at Priory Wood at Portbury, North Somerset. I think years of working as a painting conservator with small brushes on small Old Master paintings has influenced me. Plus you can fit lots of small paintings into your home.
Lots of puzzling from garden visitors to Holt farm about this pink flowering tree. What was it?. Forest pansy ? The Judas tree, Cercis? All correct and beautiful to paint. In the background is the white flowers of the crab apple walkway, which I painted twice in the two previous weeks but now there is green spurge and allium pompoms and the pink flowering tree.
trying to paint on top of a cliff in november