A couple of weeks ago my mum came from Belgium to visit me and we spent a few days together in Herefordshire to visit gardens and enjoy the cider festival (she is a garden and tourism journalist for various belgian magazines). I took my painting kit and managed to squeeze a little study one evening before we headed back to the hotel.
|Landscape in Herefordshire, October sunset 10"x7" oil on board|
I was amazed by the beauty of the countryside there, which is very different to the landscapes around Bath.
What caught my eye was the highlights and gradients of blue in the distant hills, and the touches of light in the foreground.
|No, this is not my third hand taking the picture but my mum |
who couldn't help covering this exclusive painting event like the good reporter she is!
|That's me in the middle of the action|
I took tons of photographs there which will make great painting material so that'll probably keep me busy in winter days...