A preview of a recently completed sketch book. Untitled works approx 10″ x 8″ in Watercolour & Acrylic from the New Forest & surrounding areas, in preparation for bigger works, some to be included in forthcoming exhibition planned at The Yard, Salisbury in March 2013.
A heavy frost over Wiltshire today with a cold blanket of fog lasting most of the day.
Despite the conditions here are a few sketch studies from today’s efforts using a limited colour pallet of Indigo Blue and a little Burnt Sienna.
Frosty Copse. Oil and Acrylic on paper.
Shaft of light through frosty copse. Watercolour on Paper.
Frosty Copse 2. Watercolour on Paper.
Free range chickens in frosty copse.
Watercolour on paper.
‘Clearing’ – Watercolour on Paper – 16″ x 12″
Having braved the recent weather here in Wiltshire, just below freezing during the day, though felt much colder – here are two recent additions to my sketch book.
Came across this ‘clearing’ on a walk yesterday. The ‘clearing’ was sketched out ‘en plain’ and having taken notes of colours and tones (as well as a photo for ref) it was then completed in more warmer climes at home in my studio, though it didnt take long as I managed to get most of it done on location – even with freezing fingers!
The ‘tree study’ was a distant clump of trees on the horizon – and as it was so cold and I couldn’t muster the energy to get closer – most of it was from what I imagined it to look like, therefore it is only a small 6″x4″ sketch study.
‘Tree Study’ – Watercolour on Paper – 6″ x 4″
Another watercolour field sketch study – The Lake District in Cumbria.
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Am planning to post more study sketches as I go along – am trying to decide which ones to use and recreate as larger oil paintings for my forthcoming exhibition in 2013?
Alternatively, I think some of these studies might ‘hold their own’ as complimentary framed and mounted pieces?
Lake District – Watercolour Study