July machair
July, machair
oil on canvas 71 x 60.5 cm
I have recently been working on paintings of details of flowers and vegetation, painted sitting outside - ragged robin, eyebright, lousewort, sundew, broad bean flowers, sphagnum moss, etc.I like to go out with several sketchbooks, pencils, charcoal, watercolours and oil pastels, and do a series of quick drawings and paintings of the landscape/animals/birds/flowers from one spot, then in the studio work on several canvases of a subject, not working from just one sketchbook image but taking elements from several different sketches, trying to capture the feeling of a certain place or time.