Chris J Richards

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Oil Paints

Oil painting of the Kent countryside in summer inspired by a photo I took during a camping trip in 2013. This piece progressed over several weeks as it was the first time I used the technique of glazing. I got… Continue Reading →

I’m mainly pleased with the clouds in this piece, but as a whole I think it’s let down by a foreground that just doesn’t draw the viewer into the sunset. I used one of my photos as reference, but I… Continue Reading →

Winter view of the Black Mountains from the mountain pass near Brynamman. Oils on 20×12 inch board

Llyn Llech Owain, Carmarthenshire.

My first bash at painting with oil paints – a medium that I’ve previously felt a little overwhelmed with. I love the feel of the paint on the canvas and the flexibility that long drying time offers. Can’t wait to… Continue Reading →

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