JOHN GEEKIE ART - Thanks for visiting. Hope you enjoy the site and that you subscribe for more updates. I am preparing work for an exhibition, details will be posted here. I work mainly in oil at the moment but also love watercolour and pen and ink. If you need advice, tuition, please contact me.
Woodland with anemones, Burton Bushes, with birdsong, Beverley, UK.
Plein air oil on board approx 14 x 10"
Video here with birdsong What a wonderful spring day. The sun graced us with a visit and, inside the wood the birds sang. I came across this site, a little clearing which encouraged colonisation by wood anemones, resulting in a carpet of bright white flowers. Around me birds sang, crows called and a distant woodpecker drummed away. The picture was built up with thin washes first. Now I realised that the sun would be problematic with the light values but what caused me more of a problem was that the sun dried the paint too quickly. Even on the pallette. Also I was painting across my shadow at times. I realise that I should use an umbrella , however I like to keep things simple and it would be another thing to carry. Working on a board is very different to working on a canvas. The lack of surface flexure can be a challenge I find. The changing position of the sun affected the shadows both near and distant, so one needs to take this onboard when recording them. Hope you like it. H A P P Y P A I N T I N G