Tag Archives: Hypertonal Paintings

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

A pub? In London?

Yep! Some of these typical British places are just awesome. Case in point: this mid 19th Century building houses The Mitre, which ensures everybody’s stomach is full and everyone’s whistle is kept lubricated. I just love buildings like this.

The Mitre
The Mitre

One Way Street in West London

Can’t recall where I was exactly in West London. That’s what happens sometimes on walkabouts. I just know I was stricken by the diffused light brightening the facades on the street, as if a giant soft box had been used to set the stage for my enjoyment. I obliged.

One Way street in West London
One Way street in West London

En route towards Piccadilly Circus

On a walkabout on Shaftesbury Avenue, in London’s West End, which is also the City of Westminster, towards Piccadilly Circus. The sun was behind me and the sky and buildings created a nice contrast. I love downtown views with people going about their business. I find details and elements I would not normally have come up with.

Shaftesbury Avenue in West London
Shaftesbury Avenue in West London

Clovelly – Very old fishing village in the UK

Low tide, obviously. I loved the angle. Only problem was I got there right before dusk. I have a thing with this time of day! It is a magical hour, but not the best for image making…

Clovelly Beach
Clovelly Beach

Here’s a detail from the painting:

Clovelly Beach Detail
Clovelly Beach Detail

 

Behind the Pub, Corsham, UK

Right after a rainfall. I liked the wet ground and the clearing skies in the background.

Bedhind the Pub, Corsham, UK
Bedhind the Pub, Corsham, UK