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« on: October 13, 2012 03:04:02 AM »



My latest two makes. Recently I have been working on a few home projects.  Home in this case being the county where I grew up, Kent.  I have been meaning to work on some projects along these lines for atleast the last two years.  You see in Kent we have all sorts of lovely churches, landscapes and unusual buildings.  In my first project, which was possibly quite ambitious I have sought to capture a night scene of the iconic windmill in the heart of my home town.  I borrowed the colour palette from Van Gogh as I wasnt sure how to capture the building in the night.  It was quite a freestyle piece as I only made a very basic sketch to work from.  I also adapted my source image by removing the high buildings on Stone Street as they cut the left hand side off the piece and made that side look too heavy. My second home piece is of the fields looking across to Horsmonden Church and the Oasts there.  Horsmonden church is quite unusual in the fact that it is located some way from the village of Horsmonden.  There are various reasons thrown around for this.  It also happens to be a stereotypical view of Kent I guess because of its prominent oast houses.  I actually really enjoyed creating this piece, again from a brief sketch.  I am very happy with the way the field and foliage have come out and I think the oasthouses are particularly cute.  If an oasthouse can be cute!  My final project is crossing the border into East Sussex (not really very far from me at all) and hopes to capture Rye.  Ill keep you updated!
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2012 06:42:14 AM »

My bestie lives in Dover and she would go nuts-o-bananas for these. I love the oast houses most of all (probably because they're pretty common near where I grew up on the Gloucestershire/Worcestershire/Herefordshire border too). Much love for these.  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2012 10:36:29 AM »

Thanks very much Smiley.  Oasthouses are great.  A friend of the family lives in one, converted it when living in Oasthouses wasnt the normal use for them and so Ive always loved them. Gloucestershire/Worcestershire/Herefordshire border is beautiful place to be too.  I live in the South West these day and I love the countryside round there.
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2012 05:31:38 PM »

These are lovely!
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