I've been traveling and neglected my blog! I didn't get time for painting on my recent trip to England, but I was inspired by some of the places we visited. Here is my first painting in what I hope will be a series of English scenes.
This is my interpretation of Dartmoor. When we were there it was pretty cold, windy and overcast. I exaggerated the colors of the sky in my painting. I painted in acrylics on a piece of 32" square Arches artboard. This is a watercolor paper surface so I did some wet in wet acrylic painting to begin. The sky was completely done wet in wet and then left alone. I used a lot of dry brush to suggest texture on the land, and I added some oil pastel to the foreground, just for fun.