Hello everyone. I’ve been busy working on two more projects from the Acrylic Painting course I’m following on line. But, before I tell you about the painting above- the moorland scene, I’d like to describe the first exercise I did. It was studies of skies, as part of a module on landscape features. Actually, I found it very helpful to concentrate on this subject as I have found this difficult to do. And, to be honest, I have more or less limited myself to simple sunny or overcast skies in the past. So, taking up the challenge to paint sunrise and sunset was, for me, both daunting and encouraging at the same time!
Admittedly, these little paintings are only studies, not finished works. And I had never chosen this subject before, but I felt quite pleased with my first attempt. Then, I tried my hand at clouds, something I had often included in my landscape paintings. However, by taking advantage of my tutor’s advice, Rod Moore of the Learn to Paint Academy, my clouds looked much more convincing!
Our final study addressed the problematic subject of heavy storm clouds and driving rain. Of course, I will need to practice this much more to improve, but, at least, I will now know how to approach it.
A Moorland Scene
And now to the best bit – a landscape painting of a moorland scene. Well, to tell you the truth, the image provided was a view over Australian countryside, looking over to a mountain range. But, as we were encouraged to use the method and, also, paint the landscape we were familiar with, that’s what I did! You see, a short drive from where I live, there are moorland hills like these, with plenty of footpaths. So, I just imagined a walk in the hills and tried to convey the atmosphere of an English summer’s day. In fact, changing the colours and the vegetation whilst keeping the features and the tones was a bit mind boggling. But, I expect I’ll get better with practice! And, it’s also what I love to paint. See here for more paintings of northern England landscapes.
7 Replies to “A Moorland Scene in Acrylic”
Beutiful. I like the cloud most.
Thank you !
Your cloud study, and indeed the storm, work particularly well. There is something wonderfully calming about your moorland scene in the way the eye is drawn from the dark trees in the foreground through the hills to that bright, but full of texture, sky.
Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m glad you felt drawn through the space into the picture – that’s exactly what I’ve been concentrating on in this course!
I really like all of these. There is a clarity and calmness, an atmosphere, to them that really draws me into the worlds you have created.
Thank you so much, Claudia. Actually, painting is often a distraction and therapy for me. It calms me and perhaps some of that feeling comes through.