This Isn’t Who I Am



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Today I’m sharing another quick oil painting study, once again following Camille Pissarro’s advice to do everything all at once, and to “paint generously and unhesitatingly” so as to not lose the first impression one has of the scene.

This study was also intended as a sort of “counterpart” to the previous “Tennessee Road” oil painting. Yesterday I worked with the warm colors of the wheel — although I muted them for my palette. Today I began with the intention of using cooler hues — blues, greens, a cool black. Sometimes, though, little oopsies happen when I’m at my easel, and that was definitely how my morning went.

This “quick study” is not complete. Even though I planned to complete it “all at once” as Pissarro advises, that didn’t happen. Here is “November Sky” as it presently appears:

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Thirlmere from Raven Crag Original Watercolour

This is amazing!

Jane Ward

Thirlmere from Raven Crag

Painted in Watercolour

Size 20 x 28 inches


This Original Watercolour is sold unframed for safe delivery and personal framing, this painting will make a fantastic centrepiece for any Lake District admirer.For more information about this orginal painting or to purchase this beautiful painting email

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swamp painting finally finished / oils

I am amazed by folks who can create like this! Great job!

The Plein Air Experience

I might have to pay a pro photographer to take a decent shot of this because I’m not getting it.

Painters and poets, we all reveal ourselves through our work. When I look at this I think oh no! If there’s an art savvy shrink in the room they’ll be able to peal the layers of my personality down all the way to my subconscious which is represented here by a few inches of stagnant swamp water. I would advise you that even if you’re wearing hip boots you could sink in and get stuck in the muck.

It’s almost like feeling undressed in public when you feel like your life is shown in a painting. People who I don’t know will get to know me well.

This close up shows some Spanish moss on the right which I blobbed in some lines of dark green and very light green…

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