Saturday, 4 June 2011
'Sunlit Arch, Boxgrove Priory'
I've just returned from a weeks painting in, and around, Chichester. I was running a course from the Earnley Concourse. After a cloudy start, the weather got better and better and we managed to paint outdoors every day.
One of my chosen painting localities was Boxgrove Priory. This lovely old wall and doorway in the churchyard was bathed in sunlight and the overhanging trees created dappled shadows. I decided to do a demonstration for my class so, after setting up my easel in the shade, I did this painting in just over half an hour. I used two washes: sunny colours first/shadows second.
Great weather and beautiful location. Everybody enjoyed the experience of painting on site.