July Landscapes 2017

July Landscapes is this year’s look at what’s been happening out there while painting other subjects. Seascapes are really landscapes, but for my own head-sorting purposes I separate them!

Jetty Road, Brighton

On the home front I have been working on a series of small landscapes around Brighton. And I mean small. Tiny might describe them better – 10x15cm (4×6″).

These paintings are developing from some days out on Jetty Road, They really are “days out” because some of my favourite cafes and cafe owners are there. It is a chance to sip delicious cups of coffee and sample some snacks. One day I even stayed out long enough for beer o’clock with friends! Anyway, it has been fun so far.

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coffee time

I am losing my ‘fear’ of red!

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cafe canopy

I have almost finished another painting from this second spot, looking towards the jetty. Here it is in customary blues!

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Arch of Remembrance, Brighton (work in progress)

These are all oil paintings. Oils have given me more freedom with colour and allowed me to try out some new things. There will be more to come!

Have you tried oils outdoors? And found freedom?