I’m pretty happy with this one. I particularly like the light. Feels like a modern day Romantic British painter did this – Turner, Constable come to mind – but i’m no art expert. Anyway, pretty happy with this one.
The New Forest, in Hampshire, offers plenty of eye candy.
This is the Beaulieu river, with some Beaulieu houses in the background.
I often shun Motorways in England. They’re great to get somewhere fast, but don’t let you experience much 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 a trip through the New Forest, in South-West England, I stopped by this field to capture this beautiful, gnarly tree.
Another dusk image. I was starting to feel the light going. But this is such a magical hour!
Here’s a detail from the painting:
Original shot used as reference:
One more in my latest adventures in Vancouver, February 2014. Water was so still, I had to jump up and down to make ripples. Well, if you believe this, I have a big statue for sale near New York ;o)
Here’s a detail from the original painting:
And, finally, the source image I used as reference:
Cities by the sea all have huge waterfronts in common. The people may be different, the feeling is very much the same. The Ocean takes precedence. And I only see a tiny part of it! For me, as a visual artist, it is an opportunity to capture cityscapes right from where I’m standing ;o)
Detail from my painting:
Original image I used as source material:
This is one of a number of studies I’m making on colour in the natural world. I also submitted it for a Pantone image competition.
Refreshing in the Arizona Deep Heat, a man-made water cascade at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort.
This one took a while, but I’m very happy with it. I like that everything is in focus, even the faraway mountains 🙂