Friday, January 21, 2011


Above Quenington

The beginnings

River Coln, Glos.

Texture of linen

Since dropping Barry off at Heathrow airport meant that I was well on my way to the West Country, I arranged to continue on and visit an old friend whom I haven't seen for many years in Gloucestershire. This area of England is exceptionally beautiful so the bonus is that I get to go out and paint

I found this lovely spot on the River Coln looking towards Coln St. Adwyns. It was hard to choose, as there are so many gorgeous little places to paint. I could hardly move after a couple of hours it was so cold, all I could manage after an earlier sketch, was a simple layout with very thin colours, just staining the linen. When I work this way, I realise that this is why I chose to paint on linen (as opposed to cotton) because when painting thinly you can enjoy the lovely texture of linen, which I think adds something special to the painting.

I haven't forgotten about the 'Painting Giveaway'.. just didn't manage to get the painting finished to give to Barry to take back to the States.. not that winner will necessarily come from the US! Sign up and start leaving comments for your name to be entered into the hat.


Deborah Paris said...

Please sign me up!

I love these Lynne. As you know, I am a fan of the "stained" look of linen. Very lovely start!

Lynne E. Windsor said...

Thanks Deborah, will put your name in the hat! You should see where I am ... am about to post this afternoon's photos... so beautiful!

loriann said...

Hi Lynne, These are beautiful. I really love the feeling of peace.I just want to melt into the paint. I wonder how much more really needs to be done?

Karen M Schmidt said...

Hi, Lynne, these are indeed beautiful beginnings! Thank you for showing your paintings with the photos of the location. I really like seeing your process.

Lynne E. Windsor said...

Thanks Loriann and Karen. I do really think they need more work, but I know what you mean. It is so easy to overwork a good beginning!