Category Archives: Hypertonal Impressionistic Painting

Hillside Cottage

In one of the most beautiful villages in England, Castle Combe, this cottage, by the side of the road, is, even though I interpreted a tad, a typical example of why that village is such a hit with visitors.

Hillside Cottage
Hillside Cottage

Mevagissey Harbour

It’s harder to take decent shots when you’re shaking. Doesn’t look like it but it was pretty nippy out there with the wind. The sun was leaving (again) after having played hide and seek most of the afternoon. Now dusk was upon me and I had very little daylight walkabout time left. Mevagissey must be very beautiful when the sun rises in the morning. I’ll have to come back here some day.

Mevagissey Harbour
Mevagissey Harbour

Gently Down the Beaulieu River

The New Forest, in Hampshire, offers plenty of eye candy.

This is the Beaulieu river, with some Beaulieu houses in the background.

Near Beaulieu
Near Beaulieu

Once Upon a Road Trip

I often shun Motorways in England. They’re great to get somewhere fast, but don’t let you experience ┬ámuch on your way to wherever you’re going.

So when I happen on the perfect mix of gnarly trees, a thatched roof house, a dramatic sky and the right light conditions, I have to stop by the side of the road, which isn’t easy everywhere, carefully walk to the appropriate spot, and capture what I see in my mind.

This was taken in the New Forest, Hampshire, on my way to Lyndhurst.

On the road to Lyndhurst
On the road to Lyndhurst

Ewelme Cottage

An inviting and cozy cottage in Ewelme. The British are impeccable landscapers, as attests this place.

The skies were pretty dark, which made for a colour rich study.

Ewelme Cottage
Ewelme Cottage

Alleyway – Cotswolds, UK

The Cotswolds, famous for hundreds of honey-coloured limestone villages in beautiful rural settings, is a must see if you happen to be in England.

I’ve been exploring that area and found beautiful places and very picturesque scenes. You need only open your eyes. The rest is automatically done for you.

Alleyway in the Cotswolds
Alleyway

An English Winter Scene

On a trip through the New Forest, in South-West England, I stopped by this field to capture this beautiful, gnarly tree.

Gnarly
Gnarly

Regent Street – Off Piccadilly Circus

Bright cloudy days are truly best for cityscapes. Standing at the corner of Regent Street, off Piccadilly Circus, I was struck by the Yin Yang shape. You just can’t let something like this slip by.

Regent Street, from Piccadilly Circus, London
Regent Street, from Piccadilly Circus, London

Shaftesbury Avenue, off Piccadilly Circus

Another West London cityscape. It is hard to get a clear view across any angle of Piccadilly Circle. Buses, cars, people. It’s a beehive. You have to be patient, or lucky.

Shaftesbury Avenue
Shaftesbury Avenue, off Piccadilly Circus

Fourth one in my latest Vancouver series

This is one of my favourites. This view from the promenade is just too good to pass up. The end of day was fast approaching and I had precious little daytime left. I wish I had some time, and commissioned work, to explore Vancouver and do some real image hunting.

Coal Harbour Marina
Coal Harbour Marina

 

A detail from the painting:

Coal Harbour Marina Detail
Coal Harbour Marina Detail

The shot I used as source:

Coal Harbour Marina - SOURCE
Coal Harbour Marina – SOURCE