All posts tagged: walking

Winter Sun

When people say that winter strips all the colour out of the landscape I have to disagree. Ok, yes, when it’s grey and dull everything goes flat. But, once that sun is out, there are so many incredible colours everywhere! Willows in the winter sun. […]

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He’s back

‘Why aren’t you drawing right now?’, ‘What sort of artist ARE you?’, ‘You don’t have anything to say’, ‘You’re too old to make it now’, ‘Who would be interested in THAT?’, ‘You can’t even draw a tree properly’. Ah, the inner critic has arrived again. […]

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Experimenting…

I did some experimenting while on a short walk the other day, using the mud, water, grass and ‘found’ objects to make a picture. It was an interesting experiment: I enjoyed making marks on the paper, but as soon as I wanted some colour, or […]

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Exploring Zen Landscapes

I’ve just spent a short while out, walking in the rain, noticing and allowing paint to form shapes and colours of the landscape on paper. No pressure, just letting it all flow naturally. Some of the paper has little ‘inclusions’ (seed, dirt, etc.) which I […]

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Huish Hill

The Wiltshire countryside doesn’t quite have the same flow of energy as I found in Cornwall. I’m not surprised by that, but it does change the way I work. The rough seas and heavy clouds on the coast seem to paint themselves, whereas the hills […]

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