Tuesday, 22 December 2015


Next county.



Laneham Water Meadow  Oil on gessoed 140lb watercolour paper  4 x 6 inches  


I am in Nottinghamshire for this little study.  After visiting a friend nearby I walked down the lane to find this small stream with blonde grasses and pollarded willows along the bank.

These fields flood when the River Trent is overflowing but today 
they are home for livestock to graze.   A loose, simple sketch.

Paint sketching is my way of practising drawing.  I do sometimes sketch in pencil, pen or charcoal but I find oil paint irresistible.  In addition, if things are going well my sketch might turn into a 'finished' piece or a simple study to use as a reference for a larger painting. 





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