G’day everybody, from the Yarra Valley east of Melbourne. As regular readers of this Blog will know, we are touring out here to escape the worst of the British winter! It hasn’t all been plain sailing, Margaret broke her ankle in a hiking accident so the rest of the tour will feature a wheelchair as well as an easel among my paraphernalia.
The result of all this is that the art gear has not seen any action yet. But I’m sure it will. Meanwhile, here are a couple more recent paintings that I completed just before we left the UK. One is of a boat at Burnham Overy Staithe, always a favourite subject of mine, where I have created what I hope is a misty feel by leaving a great deal of white paper and using a very limited palette of colours.
The second painting shows a view across the fields to Snettisham church, a very prominent local landmark. Again, just a few colours used, with stronger tonal values and colours in the foreground to give a feeling of depth.
Nest time I post here, I hope to be able to show a painting or two of Australia. there are many fascinating subjects here, although we haven’t seen any kangaroos yet!