I got a gift of chalk-pastel pencils for Xmas, and I have been trying them out on these 3 portraits. They are all on A3 paper.
Of the 29 oils painted this year, 8 of them were at Holt Farm and mostly done in 2 sittings. Since 2014 I have painted 21 oils altogether at Holt Farm but there are still many more views I want to paint there. The constantly changing flower displays at the Yeo Valley Organic garden give new subjects on every visit . The only problem is not blocking paths for other visitors. I was lurking by hedge corners for all of these.
I normally avoid rough paper as I prefer hot pressed paper for sketching (Sennelier is my favourite) but took a pad of Handmade paper from Wookey Hole Papermill with me for a change. I really enjoyed using it. Today Wookey Hole Mill is part of the Wookey Hole Caves tourist attraction but makes a small amount of paper in demonstrations. The Moulin de Larroque water colour paper was a much thicker loose sheet and also lovely to use.
Spent a week from 7-14th September on a painting trip to the Dordogne, France near Bergerac, with fellow artists Jane, Anne and Stuart. Both these oils were done just down the road from our holiday house in St Julien de Crempse which is about 17 Kilometers north of Bergerac.
The Brisons from Priest's Cove, Cape Cornwall. Carolyn Lamb. 2 Sept 2019. Watercolour on 140lb Rough paper. Finally got to the last page of an American sketch book I started on holiday in California in 1998! The size is only 7 1/4" x 5 ". I haven't used it much as I prefer smoother hot pressed paper. I painted an oil of this view of fishermens huts in 2016.
I have only posted up ten out of 25 of this years oil paintings, so here are three at once. Completed the Dahlia Pool on Thursday (second day of painting). It is the 7th picture I have done this year at the lovely Yeo Valley Organic garden at Holt Farm, Blagdon. On Friday I visited the decommissioned Nuclear Power station at Oldbury where the former surrounding cooling ponds have been turn into a nature reserve. And on Saturday painting with Clifton Arts Club at the lovely Doynton House. Once more attracted by a pool.
Skeleton Barn, Oxshott. Carolyn Lamb 2014. Oil. Preview for the Clevedon Art Open was on Friday and this is the work of mine on display. I have painted this listed 17th C barn at Stokesheath Farm, Oxshott many times but in November 2014 it was stripped of roof and sides. The scaffolding was going up as I painted this picture prior to redevelopment. It was then covered with tarpaulin and a wooden fence built around the site but nothing has happened since.
trying to paint on top of a cliff in november