This photo was taken by my brother in law on our day out the other weekend for my husband's 60th birthday weekend. The whole family had a tour around the Yorkshire Dales and this was taken from a walk we had along the River Lune at Kirkby Lonsdale, We both spotted this lovely property sort of hidden from view so, as we seem to be doing more of recently, you photograph them, I'll paint 'em!!!!
This was another that painted itself, about 40 minutes, though I have been doing lots of thinking about it, no drawing, straight in with the paint, but not much to be drawn on this really so not too difficult..... buildings are another subject I haven't done much of but am going to do some more in the future, we have such a lot of beautiful historic buildings in the North of England crying to be painted and maybe I'm the woman for the job!!! I certainly have a fantastic resource with Johns' photos so no excuse there!! In fact I am getting quite a store of photos I want to paint and hopefully the more I step outside my comfort zone the easier they will become.
I am quite happy with this, I like how the photo has translated to the painting (one of the main problems for artists) and the level of "looseness" about it. Stuck to a fairly limited palette for the bulk of it, cob blue, alizarin crimson, burnt sienna, cad yellow then touches of May green, raw sienna and green gold.