These three Sussexscapes are not of any particular scene, but as I commute around the Sussex landscape, my brain logs these wonderful images of large skies and clouds.
In the UK, Sussex is a fairly flat and open county. The central Weald as it is known, is of rolling fields until you reach the hills of the South Downs to the south where the land beyond reaches the sea. The southern part of the county has little woodland, and there are very few trees to disrupt the skyline and the huge skies which are visible. As an artist, these continually inspire me and my art with the colours and cloud formations.
I have a partial photographic memory, so every now and then I have to put these beautiful landscapes and seascapes onto paper/canvas and board, so they leave my head and other ideas can flow! I am always overwhelmed with the colours the Sussex skies produce and so I frequently use oil paint to capture them, because I layer the paint thinly to create both depth and vibrancy to the colours.