St Abb's National Reserve

St Abb's National Reserve
View from my office

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

I still have to finish this painting, and will do so from the relative comfort of the house; it is a cold, but, lovely day, today (clouding over now). The clouds were just scraping the top of Cheviot and Hedgehope, a little blue sky peeking through and the occasional splash of sun on the snow; cold on the face and hands after an hour, though, and the wind blowing my paintbox over was enough to have me pack up and go home, for the time being.
What the paintnig needs is a little row of red roofed cottages in the lower left of the picture and some more fine definition of hedges and edges of fields. I am conscious of the skyline, which is not to scale, quite, and the great, arching wave of land that crests in front of the hills is not so defined as I'd like.
I need a couple of small, flat brushes that leave a clean line, (not-to-mention more stamina for staying outside) and the self-control to leave the painting alone when it tells me to.

5 comments:

Llamarama said...

Faberoo...finished by Friday I hope? Are the red roofed cottrages actually there, or do you just think they will look good?

Sarah said...

they are supposed to be there, but my paintbox blew over, spilling linseed oil and thinners. I return to the site of the minor environmental disaster today

Amelia said...

wow - you still have snow!!!? Crazy.The sun is beginning to shine now (yesterday and today) I feel warm for the first time and it is sooooo nice!

Great to see and hear what you are up to, lovely descriptions . . .

Amelia.x

Hadriana's Treasures said...

I'd love to be able to sketch and paint properly. Lucky you!

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