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Plein Air July

I’ve been able to get out painting this month and its been great to be able to meet up with other artists and painting in interesting locations.

Being summer there is a lot of green about and the challenge has been to make these greens work, creating an interesting composition and balanced painting.

Steers Field, Ranmore
River Wey, Ripley
Headley Heath, near Epsom
Castle Mill, Dorking
The Running Horse, Leatherhead
Grace & Flavour, West Horsely
Denbies, Dorking
Shepperton Lock
Chertsey Bridge

Global Virtual Sketching July

I’ve continued to produce sketches from Google Street view as they provide a huge source of images, great locations, opportunities to compose from 360 degrees photos, from viewpoints a plein air artist would never be able to reach and I can do them quickly.

Virtualsketching closed its site on the 15th July but VirtualTravelSketch has replaced it with weekly destinations. I’m still painting plein air and there will be another post to cover these paintings.

Belem, Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon Tram , Portugal
Rome
Lucca, Italy
Jim Thompson’s House, Bangkok
Tokyo, Shopping street
Rio, Brazil
San Francisco, USA
Port Isaac, Cornwall
Tintagel, Cornwall
Leatherhead Bridge, England
River Mole, Leatherhead

May Studio Work

I took part in the Sky Portrait of the Week challenge. This was set up on Facebook every Sunday . I really enjoyed the weekly paint and gave me the opportunity to try painting portraits in watercolour whilst listening to an interesting conversation between artist and celebrity sitter.

 

Other work in May

Global Urban Sketching – May

I participated in a global sketch in May and June 2020 as a way of travelling the world from my studio. These are sketches produced over three weeks of Lockdown.

Bruges

Bruges, Belgium

Kuching City

Kuching City, Sarawat

Petra

Petra, Jordan

Sao Luis

Sao Luis, Brazil

Lille

Lille, France

Toronto

Toronto, Canada

Riga

Riga, Latvia

Stonington

Stonington, USA

Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland 

Mexico City

Mexico City, Mexico

Newcastle

Newcastle, UK

Malaga

Malaga, Spain

Bourtange

Bourtange, Netherlands

La Rochelle

La Rochelle, France

Traf Sq

Trafalgar Sq, London, UK

Haarlem

Haarlem, Netherlands

Bali

Bali, Indonesia

Dartmouth

Dartmouth, UK

April Studio Work

I’ve been using my sketchbook to continue with my free’er watercolour style. I’ve also entered a challenge with the Mall Galleries to paint from a live camera stream of Newlyn Harbour.

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Newlyn Harbour

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Mole Valley at Leatherhead

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Mole Valley, Norbury

More detailed work from photos I’ve taken on walks with Molly and from the Mall Galleries feed.

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Newlyn Harbour

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River Mole

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St Marys Church, Leatherhead

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Bocketts Farm

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Thorncroft Manor

April Plein Air

With the lockdown in full force all my plein air work has been concentrated around the house and garden. I’ve been using a watercolour block with smooth paper and this has helped with more detailed work.

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Molly and the shed

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Quick sketch of car

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The Old Apple Tree

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The house opposite

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Lilac Blossom