The derelict barn, Smallhythe

I've been itching to get out and paint all week, but with the weather being so unpredictable I've been waiting for a suitable opportunity. Checking the forecast yesterday and again this morning I saw I had a good few hours until mid-afternoon when more rain was due (and it's likely to be wet all week). It was now or never - so off I went down to Smallhythe where I had recently seen an interesting derelict barn. The day started off sunny, then went cloudy and breezy and ended up with the rain arriving earlier than I had hoped. The wind got up (always a sign that the weather is changing) and the spits of rain started and got heavier and heavier. My sun hat (not used all day) was quickly pulled out of my bag to keep my head dry as I finished painting, packed up and walked (rather briskly) back to the car. As always though, it was a great day.

40 x 30 cm, oil on board.

Available.

Date: 12/10/14

Location: Smallhythe, Kent

Artist Fran Russell

The derelict barn, Smallhythe
The derelict barn, Smallhythe

I've been itching to get out and paint all week, but with the weather being so unpredictable I've been waiting for a suitable opportunity. Checking the forecast yesterday and again this morning I saw I had a good few hours until mid-afternoon when more rain was due (and it's likely to be wet all week). It was now or never - so off I went down to Smallhythe where I had recently seen an interesting derelict barn. The day started off sunny, then went cloudy and breezy and ended up with the rain arriving earlier than I had hoped. The wind got up (always a sign that the weather is changing) and the spits of rain started and got heavier and heavier. My sun hat (not used all day) was quickly pulled out of my bag to keep my head dry as I finished painting, packed up and walked (rather briskly) back to the car. As always though, it was a great day.

40 x 30 cm, oil on board.

Available.

Date: 12/10/14

Location: Smallhythe, Kent

Artist Fran Russell