Wednesday, 13 October 2010

And now for something different...

This is my first attempt at painting a landscape from life. I've sketched landscapes in the past but never sat out there with my canvas and paints. It was a beautiful experience, watching the weather, light and tide change, dodging thunderstorms, which you could see coming in from miles away, and being brought tea from my mum's neighbors!

Northumberland is a stunning part of the country, and this was painted near Bamburgh and Budle bay. In the distance you can see Lindisfarne castle on Holy Island. I felt blessed to sit there, not a person in sight, completely elemental and relaxed.
I'll definitely be doing some more of these paintings, the light and atmosphere up north is truly perfect.


Pixie said...

up north is the best lol I would say that being from there though! Love it Laura, your art work is truely inspiring xx

Faye said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful experience painting this! Thankyou for sharing your beautiful painting, too :) x