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Spring Day by a Mountain River 28.Spring Day by a Mountain River 130x180cm copy 2

Spring Day by a Mountain River. Alagna Italy 130x180cm oil on canvas.

Painted in early June on the bank of a fast moving river near Alagna in northern Italy .  I was given the opportunity to visit and stay in this region for a month.  The mountains and rivers were particularly inspiring as were the Italian lakes, villages, food, wine and the locals.

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Spring Day by a Mountain River will be exhibited at the McAllister Thomas Gallery in October as part of my solo show starting on the Saturday 14th.

 

 

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10. Winter Dusk on Ashdown 28x36 copy

Winter Evening.  Ashdown Forest, Sussex oil on board  71x91cm

Painted on the beautiful Ashdown forest during a brief spell of snow in late January.  It will be included in my forthcoming show at the Fairfax Gallery Tunbridge Wells. For more details visit my web site  david-atkins.com

 

summer-in-london-copySummer in London  oil on canvas  20x25cm

 

Storm Out at Sea

Storm Out At Sea 66x71cm oil on board

Painted at Charmouth in Dorset on a blustery day in March. After what felt like months of making unsuccessful paintings this was a joy to paint.  Brushes, rags, spatulas, palette knives and hands worked in frenzy a to capture the storm that was taking place out at sea.

Waiting for the Last Ferry copy 2

Painted at Rock in Cornwall on a quiet day with fine weather, a welcome change. The red boat is in fact a dredger and keeps the Camel estuary from silting up.  The tide came in very quickly and I was forced to move from where I had been painting all day.  The yellow coloured ferry goes back and forth all day, landing day-trippers on the beach. Missing the return means a long trip to get back to Padstow.  It was a beautiful spring like evening. Winter however, returned the next day.

3.The Camel Estuary at Rock Cornwall 22x24in  copy 3Painted during a trip to Rock in North Cornwall in June on a fine summers day. I first visited there three years ago making only a few small sketches but wanted to return to paint.   It was the only painting I did there and will be exhibited during August at the Campden Gallery 

Summer, Saunton Sands oil on board 66x71cmSchools almost out for summer. Painted at Saunton Sands in North Devon. A fine summers day with a slight breeze that prompted the inevitable use of windbreaks creating a burst of colour and movement.