Painting for paintings sake

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Having had a rather full on but wonderful time working on a few projects with some wonderful people I am now back in the studio ready to begin a small collection of pieces inspired by my recent-ish trip the Orkneys as well as, of course,  my local landscape. Plus more of my gilded paintings.

In between the projects I’ve been catching a few hours here and there to do some  plein air painting and have been painting for paintings sake. When embroiled in other projects I get incredibly tetchy at not painting on a regular basis and this literally was my breath of fresh air. These sketches allowed me to experiment a little with colour and mark for fun.

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All of them were quite big canvas’s this being the smallest about 90cms x 70cms and so it was a battle with the elements at times.

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I know these aren’t masterpieces but they were never meant to be they were just me grappling with what was in front of me and super working in the landscape. Great fun to do and gave me some food for thought to take back to the studio. I’d sort of forgotten that its good to play and thought I’d share this with you. Painting for paintings sake is good fun  and great for the soul !

#pleinairpainting #oilpainting #sketching #havingfun #artforartssake #landscapepainting #experimenting #experimentingwithpaint #sharingideas

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