Bassenthwaitefrom Dodd’s Wood. (acrylic on Acrylic Board) (A3 unframed)
As I wrote last time, I last visited the Lake District the summer before the virus clamped down on our lives. As I said, I love the Lakes and enjoy the walking, but I struggle with painting the landscapes. Much as I admire the scenery, indeed am inspired by and am in awe of it, I find it most difficult to paint. It’s not a landscape that I instinctively have sympathy with when it comes to colour and brushwork.
This view is just a short hop along from the painting titled ‘Braithwaite’. I imagine you could almost patch them together as you do with photographs.
I was particular;y pleased with the foreground painting on this one, and the brush marks and tones seemed to work well for me. But once again it’s the distance that I feel, lets me down. This time I feel that perhaps the treatment is a bit too thin; but that’s just my opinion. I am never satisfied with what I paint.
I like the composition of this one and the better contrast between the flood plain and the distant hills. It’s finished. I hope that you like it