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3 - Herbacious borders in walled gardens, a series of plein air paintings from Castle Howard, Wassand Hall, Sledmere House and Helmsley.
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2 - 2016 Beverley from the south before the Southern Relief Road was constructed. This collection of plein air oil paintings significantly recorded the quiet beauty of the area which contained many fine views of Beverley Minster, views seen since 1220 when the present church was rebuilt.<
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Thursday, 10 April 2014

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.
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View of floor covered with anemones
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