An original plein air oil painting.

I love to paint directly from life whether it be still life or outside 'en plein air'. I do paint from photographs every now and then, but nowhere near as much as I used to; I simply don't enjoy the process. Painting from life allows a much greater insight into the subtleties of the subject and, I believe, results in a much more honest rendition. I also enjoy the challenge of capturing a moment as it happens. We live in a world that many people experience second hand via mobile phones and tablets. I want to experience a much more direct relationship with my subject. My paintings are therefore a record of my struggle with changing light, wind and weather and all the glorious beauty that I experience when I'm immersed in the landscape.

This painting is approximately 45cm x 21.5cm.