In the orchard - late October sunshine.


The sheep certainly draw my eye to the foreground tree. I like the way you have caught the misty background too. It's very pleasing to look at, Fran. Amazing how some of the best subjects are right outside, if we care to look.

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments. Looking out the window with the rain and wind today, I was lucky to be able to paint mid-week while the weather was being kind.

Love this, Fran. Nothing like getting out and witnessing beautiful things, eh? I love your varied marks and colour choices.

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I set up my easel in the orchard behind our house yesterday. There was a hazy mist lingering over the distant trees which immediately caught my eye and with the autumn sun shining there was a beautiful soft light. Having not painted for several months it was good to be back out there and the very friendly sheep settling under the apple tree made a wonderful addition to my subject. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable end to October 2019.

About the Artist
Fran Russell

I live in the Weald of Kent and paint landscapes in oils, en plein air. I love working on location with my subject live and in front of me – it is challenging and sometimes frustrating but above all it is inspirational and totally addictive. Experiencing nature while trying to capture “that…

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