Under the Same Sky; Stoodley Pike

The countdown begins for my solo exhibition at Heart Gallery in Hebden Bridge. I am very excited about it!

Each day I will share one of the paintings that will be exhibited with a little information. I hope you enjoy hearing about my inspirations and the focus on each painting.

So first up; Stoodley Pike..

stoodley pike collage

Stoodley Pike was one of the first paintings I did for this exhibition. The photograph was taken by one of my students and I just loved it. She kindly let me paint it and this was really the beginning of ‘Under the Same Sky’ and painting places that meant something to me.

It was the first time I had really focussed on the sky in my paintings and by using washes and blending I achieved the soft look I wanted. The foreground was a labour of love really and took many, many hours but I was striving for some colour and depth in the field.

I hope you like it!

 

place to paint

A few weeks ago on the sunniest day I went for a walk in the hills where I live.Every Friday I walk my friends dog and it gives me the perfect excuse to get outside (I am inside so much printing or painting).

I took lots of photographs as it was so beautiful. There was a slight breeze and warm sunshine. I knew this little walk would provide an inspiration for new paintings and it did;

painting collage

I don’t really know why my colours turn out like this but anyway this is my slice of a lovely day.

This painting and  more will be at my exhibition ‘Under the same sky’ at Heart Gallery. It will include lots of landscapes of Hebden Bridge and places close to my heart. The exhibition starts on the 8th of September, I hope to see you there.