Ahead of Halloween, we visited Poynings Pumpkin Patch to buy some pumpkins for carving. The weather was intermittently bright/atrocious and we were fortunate to dodge the worst of the weather but the field was one massive mud bath!
When not in fear of falling over, it was great to be able to take in the views and I managed to get a few photos. When there was gaps in the cloud cover, the neighbouring fields were an amazingly bright, lush green and the light also highlighted the distant treeline, that again was a rich tapestry of autumnal colour.
As this took me very little time to paint, I thought I’d try another variation, with the main aim of capturing a more varied sky:
When I first painted these two, I was really pleased with them. They both seemed to capture something of the day. The longer I’ve had to look at them however, the less I enjoy them! I can’t quite put my finger on exactly what it is, but there’s just something about them that leaves me feeling a bit cold towards them.
I have however earmarked this area as a potential one for some plein-air painting in the future as I think there’s many potential vantage point in the area.
But let’s not forget what this trip was really all about! Here are a few snaps to show the fruits of our pumpkin picking labours!