Plein air

For the first time in about two years I packed up my paints and brushes, easel and a canvas and went out into the open air to paint.

During a morning of generally pleasant if changeable weather, I painted in a field not far from Morpeth, in Northumberland. Here is the result

And here’s a photo of the easel and painting standing in the field.

It wasn’t a particularly compelling view and I didn’t stick too closely to what was in front of me. Instead, using the paint to capture the rhythm and physicality of the sky and landscape.
What did catch my eye though was the two chimneys. An interesting contrast with what’s otherwise a fairly plain rural scene. And it reminded of certain late Cezanne’s, always an inspiration.



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2 responses to “Plein air

  1. Gash

    Nice one me ol fruit.I like it muchly! I too did some Plein-air painting last July in the west coast, though not as interesting as your work! Post more so that I can learn more..haha!

    • Will do me old matey, I could come up to lovely dreich Stow sometime for a boozy painting expedition perhaps. We could be like a latter day Van Gogh and Gauguin though without the absinthe, prostitutes and earlobe abuse!

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