Plein Air Paintings on the English Riviera


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Torquay for me is the English Riviera. The town my Grandparents lived in when I was a boy and would summer holidays there every year. They say it isn't what it used to be but nowhere is. I love this town and the seafront area is great for painting. I'll stay in a nice hotel and go out every day with my plein air painting kit and just have a ball. In the evenings I would enjoy a nice meal with a glass or two of wine and hope to meet people to pass the time. Most people are up for a chat.


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Oil painting is a slow process because you have to wait and be patient when adding layers it is however worth the wait as the finished results are worth it.


Gouache is bright and strong and is great for working out doors for fresh immediate results and is easy to transport and work with and that's why I just I love it


I like to take acrylic painting out with me when I am plain air painting but only occasionally as I now paint mainly in oil. I love acrylic and I also love oil

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