Blue skies, spring

Blue skies, spring

Clouds on a spring day (May 9th 2020) A long succession of fine days during the Covid 19 quarantine lockdown has left not much else to do than sit in the garden and stare into the bluest of skies. Skies that are untroubled by airplanes for the first time in memory....

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Bow Fell from Pike O’Blisco

Bow Fell from Pike O’Blisco

Bow Fell from Pike O'Blisco by David Pott. Acrylic painting. 24x18 inches. A new painting. This is Bow Fell from Pike O'Blisco in the English Lake District. You can see that I've really enjoyed layering on thick juicy slabs of intense paint to build the textures. I...

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Framing joy!

Framing joy!

Winter Sunshine I always find the process of framing a painting very difficult and I tend to avoid framing my painting wherever possible. Framing tends to expensive, especially good frames. But for me the trickiest part of framing is trying to guess what would look...

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Mother and son, on the beach

Mother and son, on the beach

Mother and son, on the beach Last summer I walked from Whitby to Sandsend. It is a couple of hours to walk from Whitby to Sandsend and back. I sketched and took photographs as I walked. These two figures were just playing by the shore, enjoying the waves. I was...

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Downhill, towards Dungeon Ghyll

Downhill, towards Dungeon Ghyll

Coming down from the fells is much harder on the knees than going up, and the descent down towards the Langdale Valley from Harrison Stickle really hurt! This painting was inspired by the descent from Pavey Ark, which is a long walk uphill, but then the descent back...

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Eagle Cragg – repainted

Eagle Cragg – repainted

Here's a painting that I've finished twice now. The first time was a few months ago, and the second time was yesterday. This often happens - a painting that looked complete several months ago doesn't 'settle' well and needs repainting a few months later. Once I've...

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Painting en plein air – a Lancashire farm

Painting en plein air – a Lancashire farm

Here's a painting that I completed outside. I don't usually finish a painting outside but this one combined the colours and sense of distance that I wanted to suggest, so I varnished it and called it finished. Regular viewers will also notice that it's another horizon...

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Springtime blossoms

Springtime blossoms

Spring is here, it's official! So here's a painting that features bluebells, carpeting the woodland floor like drifting smoke. This was painted during May, in a lucky year when the hawthorn bushes were covered in white blossoms at the same time as the bluebells were...

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‘Looking for shells at Scarborough’

‘Looking for shells at Scarborough’

This painting was inspired when we took our daughters to the beach at Scarborough. This stretch of the North Yorkshire coast was (and is one of our favourite places to holiday. Exploring the rock pools is always fascinating, and we love it!

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Loughrigg Tarn Painting by Lake District artist David Pott

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