Saturday, 23 June 2012

Upcoming show: J-6!!

Just a quick reminder of our upcoming show "Three Wessex Sketchers" at Barton Farm in Bradford on Avon (UK) that will start next Friday and will end Sunday evening. The preview night will be held on Friday night from 6pm-9pm and there will be drinks, nibbles and music. Would be great to see you there! Click on the image below for full address and details:

The show will feature paintings from Bob Child, Andrew Taylor and myself. We all share the same passion for painting and a love of nature and architecture and all work in a spontaneous and energetic way. The show will feature work produced in plein air and also in studio. There will also be a large choice of original prints, cards and postcards. 

Here is below a small selection of our work:

Some of my work that will be at the show:

Boats entering the port, Lyme Regis - Valérie Pirlot

Landscape in Herefordshire, October morning - Valérie Pirlot

The Theatre Royal, Bath, Summer evening - Valérie Pirlot

Reflections on the water, Cleeve Wood - Valérie Pirlot

Cardiff city Hall, winter morning - Valérie Pirlot

Sydney gardens' bridge in the spring  - Valérie Pirlot

Bob Child:

Claverton Pumping Station - Bob Child

Pippet Buildings, Bradford on Avon - Bob Child

Bradford lock - Bob Child

Bull Pit, Bradford on Avon - Bob Child

Autumn morning, Kennet & Avon Canal - Bob Child

Andrew Taylor:

Home Farm 7 - Andrew Taylor

Farm nr Little Horton - Andrew Taylor

Bristol University Music DeptC - Andrew Taylor

John street - Andrew Taylor

Westbury From White Horse Hill - Andrew Taylor

I hope to see many of you there!

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Cows in Herefordshire

It has been a month since my last post and since I've picked up a painting brush. Sometimes life gets a little bit in the way... I was almost scared to paint again, as if I would have forgotten everything! No chance to go out and paint outside as the weather has been (and still is) terrible here in England, so I decided to look in my photographs references "treasure box" hoping to find something inspiring to paint in the studio and slowly get me back into "painting mode". 

I found a lovely photograph of cows in a field I took during a trip in Herefordshire last year and decided to do a small study of it:

Cows in Herefordshire   10"x8"   oil on board

As usual, I kept it simple and wanted to capture the essence of the scene.


As you can see below, I didn't copy exactly the picture and decided to take it as a starting point
to play with colours and shapes.

The reference photograph

Click here to view a painting made a few months ago inspired by the same trip in Herefordshire.

I really enjoyed painting this little study and cannot wait to get back to the easel for more. Hopefully the rain will stop at some point and I will be able to paint some cows for real...