Thursday, 17 August 2017



On the easel.


Work in progress.  

Oils on canvas board  12 x 10 inches


Studio Musings...

This painting is being very difficult.  It has a mind of its own.
Several times I thought everything was going well but the breakthrough didn't come.

It was rubbed off, turned around and generally re-worked.
Things began to improve when I added more paint and just made marks.

I have left it to dry and will review the situation later.


Wednesday, 16 August 2017


Impressions.



Glow   Oils on board  8 x 8 inches

An impression of flower meadows.


Studio Musings...

This rather late posting is a little study made this evening.
Just an imaginary scene...painted on a scrap piece of board.

I am getting low on oils and need to order a fresh batch.
Just three colours and white are on my palette.
Ultramarine, Winsor yellow deep and Permanent Rose.

The oils were pushed around with a large brush.
I wanted a loose, abstracted feeling.









Tuesday, 15 August 2017


Little studies.



Rough Track   Oils on mount board  7 x 7 inches

A Lincolnshire field


Studio Musings...

I like playing with oils on scraps of board.
This is a 20 minute study at bedtime.

It just fits in this painted wood frame.


Monday, 14 August 2017


Way out.


Marsh Light   Oils on box canvas  16 x 16 inches  

The tide is out...way out.
Light spreads across the shore and on shallow pools of sea water.

Studio Musings...

I painted this in two stages.
The first session was to map out the theme of the work.
I left it to dry and put it aside.

Several weeks later and a few rub downs,
paint applied and removed... it is finished.

I like the textured effect and feeling of paddling through pools.



Sunday, 13 August 2017


Resting.


Later in the Day   Oils on board  8 x 16 inches

Snow...softly relaxing at the end of day.


Studio Musings...

Abstracting is a favourite occupation.
Just enough detail to give an impression.

A sense of place is my aim.


Saturday, 12 August 2017


Saltmarsh.


Outlook   Oils on board  12 x 10 inches

The tide is far out.  Saltmarsh on a clear day.


Studio Musings...

Here is the final painting of this series.
I have decided to include this in three submissions for a forthcoming show.

It has been difficult to choose which ones to send.
I wanted them to look right together.

Now I shall see if any are selected.

Here are the other two...


Interlude  Oils on canvas board  10 x 12 inches

Sunlight streaks across the shore.



Calm  Oils on canvas board  20 x 16 inches

Looking up the shore to the sandbank.




Friday, 11 August 2017


Third time.


New work 3

Oils on canvas board  10 x 12 inches

Tide is out and light spills over the shore on this bright day.


Studio Musings...

Creeks and pools pick up light and act like mirrors.
The third painting for submitting to the selection team.

I enjoy making a series of paintings.
They give a sense of cohesion and will be framed in traditional gold. 



Thursday, 10 August 2017


Another look.


New work 2

Oils on canvas board  12 x 10 inches

East Coast sandbanks in the sun.


Studio Musings...

The second of four pieces for submitting to the show.
I like this size...it gives a sense of place even though small.

Not yet titled.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017


First look.


New work 1

Oils on canvas board  12 x 8 inches

Ebb tide on the East Coast of Lincolnshire.


Studio Musings...

One of four paintings finished this week and ready for submitting
on Friday to a forthcoming show in the Usher Gallery, Lincoln.

I decided to have a series of paintings to give some continuity.

Not yet titled.







Tuesday, 8 August 2017


Weather patterns.



August weather   Oils on Ampersand board  10 x 8 inches

Clouds and wind along the dune trail.


Studio Musings...


Another Ampersand board to give me a challenge.
Again, I left the underpainting drying for several months.

The aim was a loose impression of late summer at the coast.
Clouds were dark, whipped up by the wind.

The sun broke through to light up the distant sandbank.

Monday, 7 August 2017



Suddenly.


Storm   Oils on canvas board   10 x 12 inches

The weather is dramatic as the storm gathers over the lake.


Studio Musings...

Summer storms and colourful skies.
A break in the clouds allows the sun to shine through.

My loose brush stroke brushed across adds sparkle to the water.


Sunday, 6 August 2017


Serenity.


All is calm   Oils on canvas board  10 x 12 inches

Soft and gentle.  Sunset over the coast.


Studio Musings...

A re-work for this painting.
I wanted to calm it down to create a gentle scene

Here is the first try...
I wasn't happy with the foreground...it looked messy.




Calmer now.
Satisfaction.





Saturday, 5 August 2017



Day out.


Humberston Beach   Oils on Ampersand board  8 x 8 inches

A sunny day at the Fitties.


Studio Musings...

Ampersand boards are challenging.  
This is my opinion of course, others may differ.

I have found that completing a strong underpainting, leaving it 
to dry and returning again later with a fresh mind suits me best.

Initially, the smooth surface was so frustrating. 
 I found my oils sliding all over the place. 
 In fact, I put this painting away for several months.

This week I tried again and found the surface was easier.
I pushed the oils around loosely and aimed for a relaxed impression.
Finished...I shall leave it alone now.




Friday, 4 August 2017



Old friends.


Abstraction 1     Oils on box canvas  48 x  36 inches


Visit to the past.  My first abstraction in 2004


Studio Musings...


This painting has gone. 
 I cannot remember if I destroyed it or painted over it. 

I keep the images of all my past work as a reminder of my art journey.
Many have gone...to new homes, re-worked or destroyed.

I have enjoyed my visit to old friends today.





Thursday, 3 August 2017


Sudden light.



Brief Interlude   Oils on canvas board  5 x 7 inches

Light flashes onto the standing water at low tide.


Studio Musings...

A re-work of an old canvas made this painting.

I had no idea where it was going.
This the exciting part of being a painter.

It really doesn't matter.  Let your imagination go wild.
In my case...the painting evolved into a nightscape with a shore.


Wednesday, 2 August 2017


Rambling.


Hillside Trail   Oils on canvas board  7 x 5 inches

Walking in Derbyshire.
A September ramble.


Studio Musings...

Abstracting the scene with brushmarks scrubbed
 onto the board gives a suggestion of the area.

The lighter violet blue on the horizon gives a feeling of distant hills.


This painting will be for sale on Artfinder.com/anne-wood



Tuesday, 1 August 2017


Stormy day.



Wet Weather   Oils on canvas board  10 x 12 inches  

Ruts and puddles.  
Looking in the gateway at mirrors of the sky.


Studio Musings...

I was driving home from visiting a friend near Spridlington, 
Lincolnshire when this scene took my eye.

I cannot resist puddles.  They are like nature's mirrors. 
A simple scene brought to life by water.

Monday, 31 July 2017


Serene.



All is Calm   Oils on canvas board  10 x 12 inches  


Night comes to the coast after a warm day.


Studio Musings...


This painting has been resting in my studio for months.
I wanted to re-work parts of it to add more drama.

Now the scene is a little textured in the foreground.
The sky has been deepened in hues, reflected in the water.

This might be submitted for inclusion in a group show.



Sunday, 30 July 2017


Precipitation


Storm Overhead   Oils on canvas board  10 x 12 inches

Storm clouds gathering.  Rain is on the way.


Studio Musings...

I am submitting this painting for the next Lincolnshire Artists' Society show.
It will be one of four other pieces of similar size.

My frames are in a distressed gold traditional style.
Made for me by Graham Perkins at Forge Arts, Hackthorn.



The frame is just a little too bright for my landscape.
This is easily changed with oils mixed to a muted hue and
brushed/stippled onto the gold.

I will post a photograph when I have done the job.
Here is one frame already completed.



Saturday Light  Oils on canvas board  10 x 12 inches

The subtle colour is less harsh and suits the painting.









Saturday, 29 July 2017


It takes two.



Two of a kind   Back from the framer

Here are two seascapes in a chunky 'gold finished' frame.

Studio Musings...

I am going through a gold phase.

These look at home on a dark wall or a white one. I like the vertical format. 
 There is room for the shore in the foreground.

Suitable for a narrow wall.



Friday, 28 July 2017


Crisp day.


Winter Shore   Oils on board  8 x 16 inches

A bright, cold day at the coast.


Studio Musings...


I like this wide format for a landscape.
Framing was interesting.

My usual choice of frame is a creamy white but I felt this could be different.




I chose a dark frame to pick up the colours in the foreground.

My framer had enough to make this frame but it is now discontinued.
He is looking for a similar moulding for me.

Getting a good framer sympathetic to one's needs is important.
My framer Graham Perkins based at Hackthorn near Lincoln is a star. 

If you need your art framing here is the link....www.forgearts.co.uk/aboutus.htm


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Thursday, 27 July 2017



Extra time.


Third day   Oils on canvas board  5 x 7 inches

Estuary highlights.  Texture and tide.


Studio Musings...


I have visited this scene three times.
Each time I changed the image a little.

This time I will leave it as finished.

I once heard someone say...

"It takes two people to paint a picture. One with the brush and
the second to take it away before it is ruined".





Wednesday, 26 July 2017


Shining.


Night  Oils on canvas board  7 x 5 inches

Nightfall...edge of tide, quiet time.


Studio Musings...

A small study in tone.
Contrasts and colour.

A small painting with presence.

Available to buy from Artfinder.com/anne-wood