Saturday 12 March 2016

#47 'Frensham Little Pond' 6x8"

I waited till the fog had cleared where we live and drove the 15 minutes to this pond. It was still foggy but actually looked really atmospheric and pretty. By the time I was ready to paint a lot of the fog had cleared but I still kept it quite tonal. I simplified the tree shapes and little house. The reeds were a a lovely yellow ochre colour - which I mixed with my three primary colours. 
It felt a very tranquil spot even with the many dogs and people passing and I will definitely do more in this area. 


  1. another landscape success! These will frame well :-)

  2. I like the way you have simplified the shapes yet still conveyed the essence of the scene. I have dusted off my mabef pochade (unused) and will practise simplifying shapes from the safety of my garden and will then courageously venture out into the wide world. Keep posting your landscapes they are helping me to get some idea on how to make painterly sense of the view and I enjoy looking at them.

    1. Hi Pat, so pleased my outside painting is inspiring you to work through your fear. I too had a lot of fear around painting outside. I built slowly by painting the view from my studio, many times on a small board and in one colour and white which helped simplify and didn't seam as scary! Good luck with painting in your garden it sounds a good first step! Let me know how you get on.

  3. There is so much going on in this painting. Excellent. The view is stunning and I look forward to more of these.