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  1. winter landscape no4 winter trees

    With winter coming, what would be better than looking at a scene in the warmth of your own home, of which this is one of my paintings


    If you'd like warmer scenes, then there are a many to view on my website, so please have a look.

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  2. cloud study (2)

    ©Mike Greatbanks, 'Cloud Study No.', 6"x4", Watercolour 

    Many years ago, as part of a course, I went to The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, where I had to choose one painting to study. It was here, that I became fascinated by John Constable's paintings, from 'Dedham Lock & Mill' (which I chose to study); 'Boat Building Near Flatford Mill'; amazed by the view of the full-scale study of 'The Hay Wain'; and wowed by his cloud studies.

    It was this experience plus my love of Turner's artwork and that of the Impressionists, which inspired me to paint landscapes.

    Even Monet & Pissarro, who visited London in 1870, were stirred & inspired by Constable's paintings, as well as those of Turner.

    Above is one of my own cloud studies.

    Which artist inspires you? I'd love to know.

     

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  3.  sunsets, water, dramatic skies

    'Sunset Over Crosby Beach'; 'Looking Up The River'; & 'View Of South Cumbrian Landscape'

    In my landscapes, I love painting water, dramatic clouds & sunsets. When a painting contains a combination of these, it makes me very excited!

    From the variation of colours to the shapes of the clouds & ripples, these all mesmerise me & act as a magnet drawing me in to paint these wonderful landscapes.

    Water, Dramatic Skies or Sunsets - which do you like the most?

     

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