Thursday 15 November 2018

#416 'Autumn on Bramshott Common' 12x12"

This scene is about a 15-20 minute walk from our house. Autumn colours really improve this subject and I couldn't wait to paint it! 
I liked the track leading in to the orangey oak tree. The sky was a bonus with fluffies. I put them in straight away as I knew it would change. By mixing a neutral colour from the 3 primaries - red yellow blue and made sure it was light enough in tone.

Quite often I will take a photo during the painting and change it into black and white on my phone to check the tonal values, make sure they read and work as a whole and compare them to the subject. 

My palette, subject & painting nearly finished


  1. Those are the best arn't they, those little sketches in your own backyard, ... makes you jog all over the place.

    And it shows, ... lovely loose and thick painted.

    Let the winter begin! ;-)

    1. Hi Rene, thank you for your comment and I'm glad you like! Yes I did jig so happy to paint such a great scene without having to drive to it!

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    1. I did think 'jogging' was a little ambitious with my painting gear!! lol :-)