Monday, September 29, 2008

Hills above Longdendale

This painting has been sold

Acrylic on hardboard 8" x 8"

There are 5 reservoirs serving this area of the north with water. You can just see a glimpse of the first one up there on the left. I think that is Bottoms reservoir. The sun was just catching the hills there on a fine September day.

Friday, September 26, 2008

To the village

Acrylic on wood panel 8" x 8"

This is a great spot. I can turn round 360 degrees from this one spot and see dozens of views for possible paintings - and even the same spot in different weather and different times of day is going to look different of course. (I've also discovered where I can park the car much closer so that's an advantage too and saves time).

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Clouds rolling in

This painting has been sold

Acrylic on wood panel 8" x 8"

Well, long time it seems since I graced the Stalybridge blog with a painting, and I am really proud to say I did this one totally "plein air". Yeh, I actually sat in a field and painted it this morning. Just a couple of studio tweaks when I got back but I think it is the first time I have ever really enjoyed painting outside. In fact I did two this morning so will put up the second one tomorrow.