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How to paint... Evian, France from hotel balcony

From my hotel balcony in August 2013, I painted a gloriously dramatic scene of typical French buildings, cars, people, lake and distant hills. Evian is a wonderful location. It was mid-afternoon and hot! This one is time lapsed. Enjoy.


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Brilliant Light at Sea Palling, Norfolk


Sea Palling, Norfolk, England - 22" x 15"
I wanted to capture the brilliant light, shadows and atmosphere at Sea Palling, Norfolk. The counter-change of the church buildings works well, I think. Notice the lines in the poughed field, and…
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Norfolk Farm Buildings and Church, England


Farm near Wormegay, Norfolk, England  22" x 15"

The wide ploughed field, farm buildings and church make a pleasant composition. . Steps in this painting were, 1) wash of sky and foreground, then left to dry.  2) Churche shadows and…
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Farm at Burnt Fen, Suffolk

Farm at Burnt Fen, Suffolk I wanted to capture the atmosphere of the fens. Darks and lights! Space and earth! Fresh application, sharp and fuzzy edges. Strong focal point reduced to silhouettes. This remote fenland farm was a very tempting…
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Issigeac Market, Dordogne, France

Issigeac Market, Dordogne, France - 22" x 15" I wanted to capture the hustle and bustle of this glorious street market, as well paint those sturdy French buildings. I was aiming for lots of texture and maximum impact in terms…
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Farmhouse on the Norfolk Broads

Farmhouse on the Norfolk Broads
I painted this one last year in March. The Norfolk Broads is a very inspiring location for painters. This picture has all the classic elements - farm and out buildings, trees welded to main focal…