Tuesday, 7 January 2020

The challenge continues

The challenge continues, daylight hours,  wet and windy weather are slightly obstructing my inspiration challenge!! But I'm still on track

Painting 3
Moody Ullswater  painted in Watercolour
Limited palette of Indigo, Permanent Rose and a dollop of Cobalt Turquoise.

Towards Mont Blanc
Painted in Watercolour
Size 5 x 11 inches
The grey wet Lakes day brought Sunshine memories high in the Alps.

Painting 5
Aiguille du Midi

The scariest and most dramatic cable car ride in the world
Happy Memories of Chamonix.

Saturday, 4 January 2020

January Painting Challenge

Managing the January Blues,I've set my mission high, a painting/sketch a day as well as some kind of exercise. I've found over the years that I need the inspiration of the great outdoors and pounding the fells of the Lakes brings this easily together.

Inspiration Found: New Years Day walking the lofty Walla Crag ridge, with big open views towards Borrowdale and Beyond. What caught my eye was the stunning light Shafts hitting the shores of Derwentwater.

Sunbeams Derwentwater
For Sale £65.00

Painting Ingredients: Saunders Waterford 200lbs Not Size 11 x 11 inch
Colours used Indigo, Opera Rose, Cobalt Turquoise and Cadmium Yellow.

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Along the Coastal Path original pastel painting

Along the Coastal Path

15 x 11 inches

Price £250.00

Walking along the Coastal path from Whitby to Robin Hoods Bay.

The  Steep Cliff edge on one side

Wildflowers along the other.

A Strong Wind keeping the showers away and the Warm Sun shining down.

Gazing along the horizon, Seals playing in the waves below.

Turquoise bays and fishing boats and a sky full of billowing clouds.

All inspired this pastel painting full of memories of the Yorkshire Coast.

To purchase this original painting or for more details email lakelandart@hotmail.co.uk

Saturday, 29 June 2019

Bee Inspired


Bee Inspired

Take your time
Sit and Ponder
Try out ideas
Use scraps of paper for rehearsal  paintings
Have a sketchbook always handy, even to jot down ideas.

Having the subject in front of you can bring a whole new dimension to your painting.

Bee Happy
Painted in Watercolours
Size 7.5 x 16.5 inches
For sale unframed for more details
email Jane

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Painting Block.

It's been a while
But now  I'm back
Things can happen in life, that change the way you feel.
I can't even write down how sad I felt.
For a while I didn't want to paint, and it's no good forcing paint to flow.
I got back out into the beauty of nature.
I started running, walking and gently picked up the paints again.
If you feel a block or have no passion for painting, just take your time and it will return.

I started back with a sketchbook.
I treated myself to a new Moleskin, not to big, perfect for taking out at any time.
It's not just for painting
I like to write why and when and what is.
Nothing is more magical
Nor more special
Than resting in a Woodland Glade
With the sound of Birdsong and
heavenly scented  sunlit  Bluebells.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Create your own Bluebell Wood in watercolours.

A sunny Spring morning and a perfect day to demonstrate 
painting a Bluebell Wood in watercolours.

 Watercolour paper
A handful of brushes including a couple of riggers and a Hake or sft flat brush
Tubes of Cobalt Blue, Permanent or Opera Rose, Winsor Yellow or any bright Primary Yellow, Winsor Blue and a touch of Burnt Sienna.
Masking Tape or Fluid
 And a little inspiration to have hours of fun, creating your own Bluebell scene

Bluebell Walk painted in watercolours 
Size 20 x 10 inches.

My easy watercolour tutorial covers everything you need to know, with step by step instructions and lots of handy tips and secrets.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Lakeland oil demonstration

A Wednesday morning Demonstration in Keswick.
We started with a toned  yellow canvas, sat on the easel.
Portrait was decided.
Colours were kept to mainly primary
Ultramarine Blue, Crimson Alizaron, Winsor Yellow and white.
Some of my fellow artists were new to Oil paints, 
so a limited palette is much easier when beginning.

I applied a very small amount of Liquid Clear.
I don't always use this medium, but for the approach in this demo it would be ideal.

Ultramarine and Crimzon  was applied loosely into the sky.
Soft Yellow and White blended together to form atmospheric clouds in the sky.
These were all softened together with a large brush.
The class enjoyed this section and quoted 'it was quite a workout' on a cold Winter morning.

With a base of a sky painted giving a tonal range, mountains 
in the distant Borrowdale valley were then  applied.

Reflections and similar shades used in the sky were painted into the lake, 
softening with a large flat brush.
A few ripples are added in the foreground 
at the end of this very enjoyable Demonstration.

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