Small outdoor landscapes on sale

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Small outdoor landscapes to love are in the spotlight for you until mid-July. They offer little patches of colour and light to make your space sparkle. Have you seen these glimpses of Adelaide and summer-time in England?

My home “curator” has hung a line of them on our salon-hung living room wall and they look really dense and lively with colour and contrasts.

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This one “Whitewater Hotel, Newby Bridge” is one of my favourites. The dark tones are in ultramarine and prussian blues which I still feel drawn to. I was inspired by the lovely contrast between the local whitewashed buildings and the greenery.

It is neat and petite, 12.5×17.5cm without the frame but really packs a punch. Full-priced at $150, Whitewater Hotel, Newby Bridge is on sale now for 10% off – just $135.

To paint this work I stood on a footpath near the bridge edged with the dry-stone wall. The road was quite busy at the time as people were off to work on this early summer morning. I met the breakfast chef as he arrived cheerfully for duty (on foot). After a couple of hours work I returned to our cottage for a breakfast cooked by Martin, our host and chef. What a nice start to the day before our cruise on Lake Windermere.

Have you visited the Lakes District?


Not sure whether you noticed, but this has been a post-free July and August for seascapes-aus. Just a few IT problems…
In the meantime as I will be painting in Rome soon with Kelly Medford and friends, I’ve been looking beyond my usual obsession with the sea.

Apologies for the uncropped images – on the run!

In Darlington recently…

Philippa Robert, Adelaide South Australia

Philippa Robert, Adelaide South Australia

This was a special request. I was setting up to paint the back garden late in the afternoon when a young friend asked me to paint this from a tiny photo. I stayed outside and painted like mad (squinting at the photo for about 45 minutes) until rain and tea stopped play.

Some time later in the Alsace….

Philippa Robert, Adelaide South Australia
View of a sunlit slope from the kitchen window. Work to do!

l’Eglise, Natzwiller

Philippa Robert, Adelaide South Australia
Working on the balcony (in the blazing Alsace sun)!

Philippa Robert, Adelaide South Australia
The Netherlands! A pen and wash sketch of my favourite bridge in Zwolle. Its colour is a soft brick red – I regret my lack of kit that day.

On the way to Utrecht by train we passed a spectacular parking lot for cranes near ‘t Harde. Our host shared my enthusiasm and we set off the next morning to do some painting on the spot.

Philippa Robert, Adelaide South Australia
Morning at the Cranium, near ‘t Harde.

I am a big fan of Roos Schuring‘s seascapes but have also come to love her cows. To be in Holland and not paint cows would be wasting a golden opportunity. Agree?
I will save that for another post.