I am going to be painting in the gallery the following day for the DAS social evening and again on Tuesday, 16 December at the ROI art event evening. It will be the third year I will have painted at the Mall Galleries and I'm really looking forward to the experience. It's great to paint with so many excellent artists who all share a passion for oil paint.
Below is my painting from Monkey beach on Mersea Island. It's a great spot to capture the sun highlighting the beach and boats in the distance.
|East Coast Sun, Oil on board, 30cm x 40cm, £875|
I thought I would use a portrait format for this next painting of Land's End, Cornwall to make the most of the coastline and the view towards the buildings that mark the most westerly point of mainland England. It was a characteristically hot day and a long walk to Sennen Cove, the view on the way back to Lands End was a contrast between crashing waves and movement and the hazy stillness of the distance.
|Land's End, Oil on board, 42cm x 30cm, £875|
Back home again and the fields of Suffolk. East Anglia is well known for its big skies and comparatively flat landscape. The distant patchwork of fields and furrows really appeal to me and was the inspiration behind this painting.
|Yellow Fields, Oil on board, 81cm x 80cm, £1650|