The Frank Herring Easel Award at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters exhibition
The Daler-Rowney, IEA Committee's Choice prize for a group of paintings at the Institute of East Anglian Artists Exhibition
The Menena Joy Schawbe Award for an outstanding oil painter from the Royal Institute of Oil Painters

For details of forthcoming exhibitions please click here


Adrian Hill Fine Art, Holt
Thompson's Gallery, Aldeburgh
Sea Pictures Gallery, Clare
Peter Barker Fine Art, Uppingham
Aubrey Art Gallery, Great Dunmow
Mall Galleries, London

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Saturday, 10 March 2012

Flatford and its cows

I wanted to keep a very loose painterly feel about this painting.  I liked the idea of cows being a series of brush strokes and dots that from a distance make sense, but up close are quite abstract.  It was a bright and breezy day so I wanted to keep this in mind while I painted.  The blue of the sky is on the cool side and has a lot of green in it, I also resisted strengthening the ochre of the field as this would have made the ground too warm and it wouldn't have made sense with the sky.  The painting is about 12cm x 35cm on board. 

Below is a photo of some of the detail in the painting - you can see how simply it has been painted.  I am pleased with how the painting has turned out and feel the overall impression has worked.

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