Found some old Windor and Newton water mixable oil paints and giving them a whirl.
Experimenting with a new (to me) way of painting... still acrylic, but with a lot more of it. In places.
I call this my Howard Hodgkin - iPad pro using Procreate.
Mrs Aldersons Barn
Memories of a snowy winter in Headlam, Teesdale.
Darwn on an iPad pro using Procreate.
All the Worlds a Stage
The entrance to Hell Cauldron, River Greta.
Rock 1 Pied Wagtail
Rock 2 Dipper
Rock 3 Swallow
248 x 200 mm
I was brought up calling Vanellus vanellus a Lapwing, from their flight, rather than Peewit from their call. They were very common around my uncle's farm, but less so now.
Painted on my last piece of Hahnemühle board, shame they stopped making it.
Actually acrylic ;)
Meeting of the Waters
16 x 16 cm
760 x 400 mm
485 x 385 mm
225 x 140 mm
More often heard than seen, a ChiffChaff on the trunk of one of the grand old Beech trees in the woodland by the house.
Initial painting before I actually decided where to put the bird. This is a bit of a departure for me and the first time I've tried Winsor & Newton Acrylic paper.
Winterburn Beck - Teal
508 x 406 mm
Winterburn Beck flows through some of my relatives land and has been one of my more frequent stomping grounds over the years. I learn to swim in it, race rafts, tickle trout and generally get thoroughly soaked throughout my childhood.
Not sure if it’s my imagination or not, but my favourite little duck, the Teal Anas crecca, appear to be doing increasingly well hereabouts. Some initial sketches and the painting half-way-through.
Detail of the pair of Teal, which is approximately actual size (on my iMac and iPad anyway!).
228 x 198 mm
Old Pigsty next to my house, there's lots of Grey Squirrels around (tormenting Luna) and gaining access to my roofspace.
Thought I'd show the stages of the painting from initial wash
through mid-layer painting
to pretty much the final layer with squirrel and sunbeams, before the final tweaks.
228 x 198 mm
Low morning sun across my kitchen roof, a Chaffinch surprised, leaves.