Monday, 2 November 2015

Capturing the autumn colours in Bath

Yeah! It feels so good to be back painting in plein air! Because I was busy with wedding planning and studio commissions over the summer, my last painting session outside was back in June and I've really missed it! I went out last Saturday afternoon and it was a glorious sunny autumn day - all the beautiful colours were out on display. Only a few hours earlier I was dressed as a scary voodoo doll for my daughter Louisa's first Halloween party. I got the time to quickly change but I think I still had some of my scary make up on while painting!

Here is below the result. It is the view of Bath from a park near where I live. I kept it fresh and loose and had great fun with the paint.

Bath views from Oldfield Park, autumn colours  10"x12"  oil on board

Here is below the painting in progress:

Here is below the painting towards the end after adding the view details and the gate:

A couple of close up details below:



Once the painting finished, I turned around and saw a beautiful light effect in the trees. I just had time for a quick study of it so I worked on a small format and aimed for the essence of it:

Autumn colours, Oldfield Park, Bath  5"x7"  oil on board

My set up

I like when a detail of the painting turns into a mini abstract painting:


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  1. Very nice! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you for the comment Mark and sorry for late reply. Glad you like it!