Skies

Looking towards Cuan Sound
9 x 16 Oil/Linen

I am just preparing notes for my workshop.  I find that it really helps to write things down for such occasions because I tend to paint intuitively, not necessarily conscious of exactly ‘why’ I do what I do!  This is one of the reasons I love to teach… I get a little refresher course at the same time. 

In my research I came across Stapleton Kearns I found it really helpful in firming up own my views.  I am not sure I have fulfilled all the criteria on the above painting, but there is always the next time.

I am now officially a student and am very excited about what the future holds.  I think my blog will hopefully reflect the changes that will occur whist working on my Masters.  During our induction on Thursday evening, I couldn’t take my eyes of the very large press that was in the print room! 

Well, I had I better get back to making my notes, but before I go, here is another beautiful Lincolnshire sky…

New Mexico Skies

End of the Day
8 x 16 Oil/Panel

Approaching Storm
8 x 16 Oil/Panel

Here are couple of new paintings. Every now and again I get the urge to paint something from New Mexico. It’s the skies that I particularly love to paint. So much scope for playing with glazes. These are the first sky paintings I have done for a long time.

Barry’s workshop finished yesterday. Always an exhausting and rewarding experience.