Box Canvas. Oil Painted en plein air on Ilkley Moor. Size: 30.4cm x 30.4cm 


I find each February there is a good week of mild weather which is ideal for outside painting and it was during this time period that I painted this picture. Painted not far from White wells with Beamsley Beacon bathed in sunlight made for a lovely sight. Then on the road below a bus fleetingly stopped to let off a passenger before continuing on its way.

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Looking Towards Beamsley Beacon - Caroline Smith

  • Caroline Smith

    For me sketching is an all absorbing activity using pen and ink or charcoal pencil. I like not being able to rub things out, which leads to more eye catching pictures showing my personal interpretation to an event.

    Sketching is often done with my dog, Red, whose need for a daily walk takes me to interesting places whatever the weather. To capture these moments I am rarely without a sketch book and pens. For longer sessions and weather permitting I create en plein air watercolour, gouache and oil paintings.

    At home I enjoy working in oil creating compositions of local scenes in a naive style.

    I started to get more into art whilst living in London where I attended many art courses and my work became a larger and more colourful. I felt encouraged with my love of capturing people, places and moments in time which is now continuing in Ilkley.


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