Dartmoor, England

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.