I don't think anyone really reads it but it's good for me to be able to look back at my artistic journey. To see what does or doesn't work .
I'm still out walking and posting pictures from my walks on my Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/groups/138021407053592/
I'm also still busy painting and posting my works in progress on my art page here Paula Oakley Art
My Autumn quest started several weeks ago, I was looking for something a little different, a bit more challenging. My travels took me to Ditchling Beacon on the South Downs just as the sun was starting to fade away. The soft evening light was just wonderful , creating a blend of peach and purple hues.
These were new colours for me to explore . I liked the idea of focusing on the South Downs Way sign post as it gave a good sense of direction to my painting
"The Twilight Way"
(Acrylic on canvas 24"x18")
|Painting of Ditchling Beacon at sunset|
At this time of year I don't venture far from home as the light fades away so quickly and the low sun can make the woods seem very dark and rather eerie !
Luckily I am surrounded by beautiful countryside that constantly changes and a delight to see.
I headed to North Chailey and found just what I was looking for to paint .
|Painting the Autumn colours from my walk to North Chailey|
Again I waited...and waited until the sun eventually broke through. Once again I headed towards Chailey where I have several favourite walks.
There is a gate along one of the paths and whenever I reach it a Pheasant suddenly flies up into the air screeching . It always makes me jump ! Here the rain had made large puddles that beautifully reflected the trees above. A perfect scene to paint !
"After the Autumn Rain"
|"After the Autumn rain" Acrylic painting on canvas|