What comes naturally one day does not necessarily come the next.

Painting with oils thinned down to the extreme of almost hardly using any and letting my brush marks spontaneously make lines shade and forms.

Recently I have been experimenting with different size and shape brushes. I always used a small flat end long oil brush and used it so heavily that sometimes I could ware it out within a few paintings. So I knew it was time to expand and with it I have found new rhythm to my work. But what has come naturally one day and feels easy does not necessarily come naturally the next day.

Yesterday I worked very quickly on these two landscape paintings of Brimham Rocks. Continuing with my theme for my exhibition at Weetons Food Hall in Harrogate.

Today I picked up my long rounded brush and used the same almost dried up palette but I did not have the same flow or rhythm. It felt forced. Although I am happy with the outcome I think these few paintings have run their course and I am ready to move on again.

Yesterday’s painting of Brimham Rocks
Yesterday’s painting of Brimham Rocks
Today’s painting of Brimham Rocks in the foreground

I have almost used the oils as a wash similar to a watercolour yet the oils were more manipulative and easier to blend with a rougher texture.

Published by pamelacravendavies

I’ve always wanted to be an artist for some reason. What ever that means. Perhaps it means being paid to create art or creating art for yourself? I think it would make me happier to paint every day, to loose myself in the process of painting, drawing, making ! Only of course when I am enjoying it and it’s going well! 😇 I like beautiful things around me. I like colour, pattern and texture. I like history, I like to know what has happened in people’s lives, how they have coped with life and what they have done.

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