Working on a commission at the moment, and for a while, back to more detailed work!
I'm working with acrylics and have put down the basic colours as a starting point, adding a little detail to the eyes.
The garden and countryside are just beginning to emerge from their winter dormancy, with drifts of the ever lovely, snowdrop.
Not a snowdrop painting this time, but one I have just finished. I took a photo of these 'dahlias in pot', last autumn - making a note of colours, for reference. The true colour values seem to get lost sometimes in photos
For some reason I forgot to photograph this one before framing. It's an oil on board, the same as the others, but I decided to try framing it with a mount.
I've really enjoyed painting the beach scenes at Instow and I'm sure there's more to come!
'High & Dry at Instow' - oil on board
Replaced the frame on this painting ... and I think it works better.
I painted this a couple of years ago, when we had a brilliantly colourful autumn, which seemed to last for several weeks. This autumn seems to be slowly and gracefully moving through the hues.
'Autumn Colours', Rolle Road, Torrington Commons - oil on board, in bespoke, hand painted frame.
These two original paintings are currently on display, along with other artists work - at the RHS gardens, Rosemoor, near Great Torrington north Devon - in the annual, September 'Open Art Exhibition' ..... the exhibition runs for another week.
The roses in our garden didn't like the hot dry summer and have been very reluctant to flower. With the cooler moister days recently .... buds are forming and it looks like they will put on one more show; before the frosts nip at their heels.
We have this soft yellow/apricot climbing rose, which shows a blush of pink as the flowers age and a delicate scent; unfortunately I don't know it's name ... but I managed to grab a couple of flower heads in early summer, to do this painting.
A painting of the 'potager' - at the RHS Gardens, Rosemoor. One of my favourite gardens to visit ... and it's only just down the road from where I live!
Framed with a hand finished frame.
'Potager - RHS Gardens, Rosemoor - oil on board, in hand finished frame.