Category Archives: Landscape art

Helen White landscape paintings and photography and on the subject of these themes in art in general.

Painting progress

To get from blank canvas to finished work of art, we need to make some sort of progress between the two and yet it is a word that should not to be confused with “process”, something I’ve tended not to give … Continue reading

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Winter light

For some time now, like one of those playful little projects saved up for nothing but the enjoyment of doing them, I’d been meaning to compile a video made up my of all the tiny snippets of footage of winter … Continue reading

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Love swept

My final painting of 2014 felt like it had saved itself up for last at the end of a year that was all about shift and transformation. This one came directly from the soul and took on an almost surreal … Continue reading

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Ten (painting) days in December

As the final month of the year approached, and my urge to take a step back from the long, super-intense painting process of my bigger work took hold, I decided to do something extremely light-hearted as a countdown to Christmas … Continue reading

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When time stood still in Provence…

We knew we were in France again as soon as we started seeing the electricity pylons that look like giant cats with whiskers. The second clue was the distinctive jingle that always plays (loudly) out of the French railway station … Continue reading

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Cycling to Giverny

It’s already August and we are well into holiday season, which inevitably turns thoughts to other years, other holidays…not least when the inspiration they provided is only now turning into the fruit of another year’s paintings. Having very recently completed … Continue reading

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Grace in the flow

We all have this idea of what “being in the flow” is all about; artists and those who like to think they live creatively, instinctively and oh-so spontaneously tend to refer to it more than most, urging everyone else to … Continue reading

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Summer solstice

As I’m sure I’ve shared before, I love to observe the solstices and equinoxes in particular ways but the summer solstice has to be my favourite of them all; a high pinacle of light before the steady shortening of days. … Continue reading

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You are everything and everything is you

It was clearly going to be  one of those days when music lyrics “spoke to me”…I could sense this from the fact that my iPod, on random shuffle, delivered “He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother” followed by 1990s weepathon girl … Continue reading

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Seeing through mist

There was a morning, last week, when the world outside turned to pea soup; the first fog of the year where we live. Setting off for my early morning dog walk, I chose the country estate near my village that … Continue reading

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