Pearl's Pleinair Paintings
The paintings above were made recently on in the wild and serenely beautiful Isles of Scilly, a constant source of inspiration. I also love the dramatic Dorset coastline near which I now live and have painted views from many of its shores.
Painting on site can take three or four hours of careful observation, or a quick sketch can succeed in catching a passing moment which inspired by a change of light or a chance combination of colours. A 'pleinair' painting, even when painted at the same spot, will always be different, reflecting nature's changes whether subtle differences in weather and light or coasts changed forever by dramatic rock falls. They capture the excitement I felt and the enjoyment and challenge at that moment in time. Many years of practice has helped me to enjoy sharing with you, my moment of inspiration and pleasure in a finished painting.
Most paintings are in oil on canvas board or canvas paper on board, and are framed. Painting in oil in situ can be challenging, but I think is worth the effort for the texture of the paint and subtle colours that can be achieved.