This blog is made up of 5 photos/images that represent the stages that go into the process of creation of a woodland painting.
The sparkling autumn light is stunning. From a painter’s point of view is more interesting than summer light. I find it ironic that there’s less light around but its better quality, from an artists’ point of view. I still have not adjusted to the clocks going back last month, and I am still waking at 5 -5.30am!
I like this section of woodland as the pine needles on the ground deaden footsteps and although birdsong can be heard, it seems quieter than the surrounding beech wood.
This is the first woodland painting I have done for quite a while. This is a section of pine woods called Canisland Woods, near Parkmill, Gower.
My previous painting of Mewslade Bay, Gower, had been all about majesty and rocks but this one was different, it was more about colour and light.
Shadows were my first love. They still are. It’s hard to find any painting of mine without blue/mauve/purple/brown shadows. When I get hold of an idea I can get quite obsessive about it. Lately, it’s been early morning light.
A series of landscape paintings of Gower peninsula, where I have started to apply my “Urban minimal” rules.
A circular walk across Rhossili Downs taking in the spectacular views of Rhossili Bay and Worms Head.
The second part of my long walk along the Gower coast path from the Knave to Worms Head and Rhossili.
This part of my walk sees me breaking all my rules. But that’s OK. The thinking goes, if you are paralyzed by anxiety and a fear of failure: “Just do it, badly.” So I did it badly today but I did it.