|From Lindisfarne |
( Bamburgh Castle is somewhere on the horizon)
What I needed was a palette of colours to reflect the diabolical weather that we had, with unremitting wind and quite a bit of rain.
And this was August!
I don't want you to think we had an equally awful holiday, because we didn't. We had great fun. And as they say there's no such thing as bad weather just
A couple of months elapsed before I started painting because I wanted the ideas to settle.
I made a few tentative tries but nothing made much sense til I looked at the works of Edward Seago.
( Do view this link, loads of paintings here from the National Picture Collection. I don't know if I can reproduce any works here because of copyright)
sky and clouds
made for Seago.
Have a look at the limited palette that I chose:
Burnt umber ( I don't really like this colour, I might try raw umber instead)
All on a ground of Germolene pink.
I painted my first one a few days ago.
Just a cloud over the sea shore.
Cloud Over the Seashore. Northumberland.