Cheddar Gorge. Oil. 16th April 2021. 16" X 12"- Larger than normal. The first chance to go to my favourite place to paint was once stay at home restrictions were lifted on 12th April. It was going to be my limited palette vegetation painting but I couldn't get the lids off some of the requested colour tubes. Plus not much vegetation Although the sun shone it was a nippy wind so I did this from the car.
Garden Clouds. C. Lamb. 6th April 2021. Oil paint. After the Art club demo/ paint-along the previous week we were given the subject of Clouds for Challenge 54. Weather had gone too cold to sit out so did this through the window. I use Artisan Oil normally as it is water miscible so uses water to clean up not solvent, but for these I was using tradition Artist Oils so I used Seymour Coco-Bello paint diluent which is low odour.
The Scottish Colourists are well known to us Scots but possibly less so in England. They were a group of Scottish painters active in the early 20th C who spent some time studying in France and were influenced by bold use of colour and free brushwork. They are Samuel John Peploe, Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell, George Leslie Hunter and John Duncan Fergusson. National Galleries of Scotland had a recent series of exhibitions of their works in 2012-13-14 which I was able to visit. Samuel Peploe's son Denis was a tutor at Edinburgh College of Art, but his only advice to me was to not paint with black lines.
So pleased the Sky Portrait artist of the week sessions have started again on Sunday mornings. Great to hear the chat between artist and model as we sketch along in tandem then post our results up on Instagram.
IMy New Years resolution is to go out for a walk every day , and sometimes I can find a spot just off the path where I can do a quick sketch in my small sketch book at a social distance from passers by. If its not too cold.
trying to paint on top of a cliff in november