Pamela Craven Davies

An artist based in North Yorkshire, England, at the moment painting in oils on canvas.

Painting what I see is difficult

Trying to paint what I see and feel, experimenting with how little information I need to put into a painting for it to be interesting to look at. Do I need it to be recognisable or do others? The local landscape just a few minutes drive away from home on the outskirts of Harrogate has been saturated by rain. We cannot get away from the amount of rain we are having at the moment and it brings out the moodiness in the landscape. It’s hard to see where the land ends and the sky begins! The sky is heavy. Using just black, white and light green throughout I have experimented with quick brush strokes to see what effects I get. the first two images are upside down. The third image I started thinking about waves and the sea do changed my brush strokes to see what effect it had.

The fourth one is a much larger painting.

Working along side my daughter made me feel I had accomplished something, is both working together but unfortunately it turned into a row because she had her new trousers on which I had just bought her ! And they were not for painting in or lounging around the house in, but she wasn’t having it so she left in a huff and went into her room!! I felt awful and felt like giving up on my painting, but I continued. The painting suited my mood. Sad and empty but still grateful for the beauty of nature and life.

One response to “Painting what I see is difficult”

  1. Hi Pamela, thanks for sharing your blog posts with me!


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