Yalding

Recent day out with the club took us to Yalding. It was raining while we painted and I think it actually helped. My main painting was the bridge but I played with the water colours and let the rain put it in place for me.

Yalding Bridge tn

one arch tn

Yalding Bridge sketch tn

The view outside

One I made earlier.. now we are in spring time.. Glade someone in wordpress arranged that publish later.. I can put the post for when ever.. Mind you I could not show you rainy paintings in mid summer.. spring is OK as it is either here or there. If I catch that guy who invented chronic pains.. I am going to make sure he lives in winter time all year round..

It start raining here around Christmas and it seems as if someone forgot where was the tap so they can cut it off… that was the view from the patio door few weeks ago..

Patio flodded

While visiting I made few more sketches so i thought I should add them here;

Wine Roses

Car Park View

Up the Hill

15 Minutes Each

On our first abstarct evening we had to paint a rainbow within 15 minutes..

We had to use in this welcome, warm up exercise only 3 primeries and white…

End of a Shower

and then we had to paint anything we like to show ‘time’..

Time

Hastings in the rain

Our Mops visited Hastings and as soon as we arrived the rain storm began. One important lessons was learnt! Don’t paint with Oils water based on a rainy day! It was washed off again and again and finally I had something left to take home…

Hastings 1 tn

Hastings 2 tn

Hastings 3 tn

Hastings 4 tn

Hastings 6 tn

and finally at home the completion…

Hastings in the rain tn

MOPS

Our sevenoaks Art Club started a new society called the MOPS which is midweek outdoors painters. We try to meet every fortnight in another location and paint in the fresh air.. This week we met in Ide Hill and it was little more then fresh… It was rainning and blowing gale storm. So each member set in their car and sketch painted. I prepare my painting which later I finished indoors! in Oils for a change, all is painted with a knife which was quite new to me. Enjoy.

Ide Hill Heavy shower clear the last snow

Ella Umbrella

Everyone knows the song of Rihana, Umbrella, yes the one with the ella ella umbrella. In the last few months all we get here is rain, rain plentyraina as the English would say, it’s rain cats and dogs. No doubt everywhere you go you can see that sea of umbrellas…

Ella Umbrella

Monochrome

This week in our class we were painting a subject in Monochrome. Some painted iconic events or people…. I have decided to try to show the beginning of winter the first day of mixed rain, sleet and snow. I called my painting ‘The little girl with her Dog’

The little Girl and her Dog