Thursday, 25 September 2014

Painting at Malmsmead Exmoor

Yesterday I posted a demo painting from a recent painting holiday on Exmoor (Alpha Painting Holidays). I thought it might be interesting to show a photo of the scene (above), plus a couple of my group. The photo above shows the bridge plus a ford, which I didn't include in my demo.

Above: Ah, the concentration. A very popular subject, as you can see.
Below: While we painted, the ford was in constant use, either by cars or horses. Luckily for us, the river was pretty low, otherwise we might've got a little damp.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

'Stone Bridge at Malmsmead, Exmoor'

Well, my last outdoor painting course of the year ended 2 weeks ago. We had a great few days painting on and around Exmoor, and this was one of my onsite demo' paintings from that trip.
This little stone bridge spans a narrow stretch of the Rive Exe, at Malmsmead. We had great weather for the duration of our trip. I did this painting in about 45 minutes. The light and shadows move pretty quick, which means that onsite paintings have to be simplified in order to get the gist of the scene before it changes completely.