January gives us the opportunity to see the beautiful shapes and patterns of the underlying structure of trees against the changing skies.
Here are a few photos taken on recent walks which I hope will inspire you, alternatively interpret the theme in any way you wish, either from your own reference photographs or from your imagination and send in to the gallery for us all to see and enjoy.
Keep colours to a minimum to practice colour mixing.
Winsor blue(Green shade) or Phthalo blue
Transparent yellow or Pale Cadmium yellow
Size 4,8, 10 round
140lb NOT (a slight texture)
A walk following a good downpour created an interesting scene of the bright blue of the sky and the trees reflected into the shallow pool of water.
This picture gives the opportunity to experiment with wet on wet techniques and exciting colour mixes.
The distant cathedral appears soft and diffused, almost a silhouette reflecting the mauve shades of the sky.