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Green Explorer
06-21-2013, 05:23 AM
Hi Everyone

I'm having a break from full size paintings this summer and have bought a Moleskine Watercolor Notebook which I have committed to filling. A friend at my art club has been doing these double page paintings which give the effect of a mini-panorama and I rather like them, so am doing some of my own.

I've done six so far and am really enjoying myself. Apart from the new format, its really nice to be able to keep a record of this summer, because I do the pencil sketch on location (then paint in the evening at home).


I'm spending a lot of time at Michelham Priory (above) where I'm on the Friends Committee and it's a really good place to paint without the distractions of traffic, or too many onlookers.


This one is a range of cliffs called The Seven Sisters which is near where I live. A favourite scene among local art clubs!

06-21-2013, 05:57 AM
Hi Tom,

lovely paintings, I like the double page spread, it makes for an interesting format. I'm on my first moleskine, they're rather nice aren't they.


06-21-2013, 09:07 AM
Superb sketches Tom. Welcome to the forum.


06-21-2013, 03:19 PM
Welcome to Art Journals, Tom. These are wonderful. Looking forward to seeing more.

Joan T
06-21-2013, 10:04 PM
I like your double page spreads. Looks like a wonderful place to spend some time!

06-23-2013, 01:19 PM
Oooh very nice lively spreads!

06-24-2013, 03:16 AM
Great project :)

06-25-2013, 07:24 PM
Those double-page spreads will fill your book before the summer is over.

Lovely beginning. Good luck.

06-25-2013, 07:48 PM
I just bought a moleskine myself, haven't started the first page yet :) You have some lovely inspiration there.

When you say that you sketch in pencil on location and finish the paintings at home, are you taking reference photographs? Or is it from memory? I'm a terrible "from my imagination" painter... I always feel like I have to have a reference.

06-25-2013, 10:23 PM
Beautiful work Tom! I love the panoramic layout.

Green Explorer
06-26-2013, 02:46 AM
Went out again yesterday and did another one


I've done eight panoramas and have a dozen or so more to do to fill the book. A crazy target but it keeps me painting!

06-26-2013, 03:08 AM
Wonderful work Tom, it is going to be a book to cherish.


Green Explorer
06-26-2013, 03:25 AM
Thanks for that Doug. Trouble is I now want to try something bigger. Mix and match may be best!

06-26-2013, 03:30 AM
I found a cheap frame in a multiple store and painted a panorama of Leeds castle (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=510918) (in my signature) to fit -around 24x8. Great fun.


06-26-2013, 04:49 PM
Beautiful work.

Joan T
06-26-2013, 09:35 PM
I like the addition of the figures in your piece. Very nice!!

Green Explorer
06-27-2013, 09:13 AM
I . . . painted a panorama of Leeds castle (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=510918)


Very fine work Doug. It's very precise but also "artistic" - I enjoyed the WIP photos!

06-29-2013, 04:19 PM
All pieces are great. Love the seven sisters.

06-29-2013, 07:14 PM
All three are beautifully done. I like how you did them across the page and how you are lettering them. The seven sisters is especially appealing to me. Wonderful sketchbook.