New Collection of Plein Air Paintings

  • By Lesley Seeger
  • 27 Jul, 2017
Earth Song
I've been painting out in the fields around Huttons Ambo in this boiling hot weather. Quite excited about this new work which has reached places I have never been before.
Homage to Bruce Chatwin 'Englands Green Bowl
This is the first time I have painted on Gesso and I think there is no turning back. Also the first time I have painted on plywood. The boiling hot weather has added to the dramatic contrasts between light and dark. 
Buttercups
So nice to stand in a field with hay between your bare toes, the sun beating on your straw hat, your eyes squinting to catch the shadows and the light. This new work will be exhibited at Staithes Studio Gallery for the month of August.
The Road Less Travelled
By Lesley Seeger 30 Sep, 2017
Really enjoyed painting this commission of Rosedale. Commissions are a great opportunity to hone painterly skills. In some ways I really liked the simplicity of the early stages but it had to be taken further and the brief was lots of warm colour.
By Lesley Seeger 24 Sep, 2017
Fantastic two day painting workshop in Huttons Ambo with students from far away places such as Wales and Australia. Thank you all so much you talented lot. The landscape around Huttons Ambo has been brought to life in a new and unique way. 

To find out more about future workshops, click here .
By Lesley Seeger 27 Aug, 2017
Someone once sent me a little saying in an anonymous ‘share a special part of a poem with a stranger’ project.
It went something like this...

In the darkest part of the dark night - the light comes.

At the time I tossed it to one side dismissively as somehow not coming up to the mark in the profundity I was seeking.

However, it stayed with me and came to mind again when I made the arduous journey from ‘Helmsley Walled Garden’ to ‘Falling Cups’.
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