|Plein air oil on canvas board, 12x10 inches.|
Image JG with links
- Large A2 PRINTS
- Wassand Hall walled garden plus other views.
- Castle Howard, various views including walled gard...
- Beverley Minster, inside, print
- Minster views
- Old links to automata.
- Some cartoons
- Cards index.
- Exhibition 2016 Cataloge
- Exhibition - May 2016.
- 2015 Exhibition, Burton Bushes Wood, catalogue
- 2015 Exhibition, Video tour of Burton Bushes Wood
- Dementia - an impression
- Make a tall rocket from A4 printed sheets
- 2018 Calendar
Saturday, 19 September 2015
Castle Howard from near the lake.
16th September 2015.
A trip to Castle Howard found us exploring an area at the southern end of the upper lake. Through a gap we spotted this view. The house and central cupola looked wonderful in this setting, the sun lighting up the grass as squirrels hopped by. We chatted with a lady walking her long haired dachshund stopped to chat. We talked of another artist whom we both knew and like, who is based in York. The detail on this picture is limited, as it is all done en plein air, however I am happy with it. It is interesting to mix techniques, sometimes, being more detailed with a pencil or pen and ink wash better reflects detail. I still like to do this occasionally, especially to record street scenes as historical records. Swifts and martins are still with us but will be off soon. Later in the courtyard we sat down and had coffee and cake outside, sitting in the sun. We watched the many visitors passing as we sat, while at our feet chaffinches took advantage of scattered crumbs.
Uploaded by John Geekie at September 19, 2015