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Painting of a Tree

Ok, here is the basic tree that i worked on yesterday. The oil has become fat now so I need to stop and let it form. Meantime I am going to work on a bigger sketch, this time on paper.
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Painting in the Retreat studio.

Hi from The Retreat's studio. Yesterday we went skiing but on the way I took a moment or two to take some photo's of trees. Trees are fantastic subjects and here in Le Marche at this time of the year their skeletal frames add drama and a cold feeling. Reflected colour from the surrounding landscape…
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Working plein-air in acrylics

A fun day working in acrylics on our current 10-day plein- air course. This very disciplined group of painters from all parts of the globe is producing some amazing work.
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Our Brand New Website

We are excited about our brand new non-flash website going live at the end of October 2018. We have worked hard together with our web-designer Barry from East Anglia Design to improve the site and make it easier to navigate.It will now also be possible for Mac and Ipad users to navigate the site. We…
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Monte Falcone Painting

Ok I am signing off for today- just wanted to show you some of the paintings I am currently working on. This one is of Monte Falcone. It's a great view don't you think? A cliff edge with a mid ground to the left of the foreground! That's quite unusual. In the background just left…
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A Walk in The Sibillini Mountains

Enjoying an exhilarating walk in the National Park on this Sunday provided a much needed break from our work here at The Retreat. The dogs had a great time too chasing everything that moved and jumping in and out of the water. A public holiday, many Italian families were out and about too, so not…
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