Natural Landscapes Paintings

 

Natural landscapes paintings by Janice Lyall.

 

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Sun Setting over Hill

Sun Setting over Hill

The last glow of the sun is reflected on the water's surface. A cold night ahead. 'Sun Setting over Hill' watercolour painting by Janice Lyall

Sun on the Peaks

Sun on the Peaks

Colour is woken as the sun's rays touch down on the Peaks 'Sun on the Peaks' - watercolour painting by Janice Lyall

Last Light Over Fields

Last Light Over Fields

As the sky sheds its last light in dramatic sunset, the colour in the fields fades and mist rises. Acrylic painting by Janice Lyall

Keep to the Path

Keep to the Path

Light and colour show the way. Darkness and eyes hide in the trees. Watercolour painting by Janice Lyall

Trees in Winter Colour

Trees in Winter Colour

Even in winter, muted colours are reflected from the sky to the snowy surfaces and trees. Watercolour painting by Janice Lyall

'Over the brow' by Janice Lyall

'Over the brow' by Janice Lyall

Exhilaration & elation of cycling over the brow of the hill. Not brow beaten yet! Acrylic painting by Janice Lyall

Flying Barn Owl in the Setting Sun

Flying Barn Owl in the Setting Sun

The silent flight of the hunter Barn Owl as it glides through the woods. Quite masterful! Acrylic painting by Janice Lyall

Spring Light

Spring Light

There is drama when sunlight cuts through the forest to spotlight the young saplings. So much potential striving to reach the heady heights of the surrounding trees. Watercolour painting by Janice Lyall

'Sunset over Gloucester' Janice Lyal

'Sunset over Gloucester' Janice Lyal

Watching the effects of sun lighting up landscape during sunset is magnificent. Best viewed looking down from a hillside. Oil painting by Janice Lyall

Gloucester from Birdlip

Gloucester from Birdlip

Green, verdant vale greets the traveller after the journey through the Cotswolds. Oil painting by Janice Lyall

Carpets of Autumn Colour

Carpets of Autumn Colour

Autumn, when the leaves are in the midst of being shed, is a season of vibrant colours. The thick carpets are a multitude of reds, yellows and russets in fabulous, papery textures. Acrylic painting on a textured surface by Janice Lyall

'Fields of Colour' by Janice Lyall

'Fields of Colour' by Janice Lyall

Early Summer afternoons, fields resonate with rich colour, attracting vital insect life. Acrylic painting by Janice Lyall

'Severn Bore in Moonlight' by Janice

'Severn Bore in Moonlight' by Janice

The Severn Bore Wave is different to a wave at sea. The height of river water racing behind it can be well over a metre, flooding banks and altering the direction of flow. Catch it on a Spring tide in moonlight. Acrylic painting by Janice Lyall

The Woods Tonight

The Woods Tonight

'If you go down to the woods tonight...' The surprise is seeing tree trunks lit up from the side, contrasting with the dark backgrounds. Watercolour painting by Janice Lyall

Low Sun, Tall Shadows

Low Sun, Tall Shadows

The low sun creates beautiful, stark silhouettes through trees which have shed their leaves. This contrasts with the soft, filtered light falling gently across the landscape. Acrylic collage by Janice Lyall

Sycamore Leaves

Sycamore Leaves

I am told that some people dislike the large, colourful leaves and regard them as a nuisance. I adore their colouring and find that the leaves quickly break down into a glorious mulch which is much loved by insects, supporting many birds. Oil pastel painting by Janice Lyall

Tree of Heaven

Tree of Heaven

'A tree reaching the skies'. Prolific in many gardens, however not many trees reach their full height. It is one of the toughest trees to withstand dry, polluted urban sites and less likely to be impacted by climate change. Acrylic painting by Janice Lyall

Towards May Hill

Towards May Hill

Its a clear, still night and the River Severn is meandering slowly along its ancient course. The moonlit sandbanks appear soft and pristine as the calm waters lap up against them. Acrylic painting by Janice Lyall

'Waiting for the rain to stop'

'Waiting for the rain to stop'

What happens at a Summer Flower Show when the rain begins? Everyone heads for sanctuary in the marquee. There is always lots of chattering and plentiful demonstrations by skilled craftsmen, in addition to checking entries and results of competitions. Before you know it, the sun has returned and its time for a creamed tea. Acrylic painting by Janice Lyall

'The Old Orchard' by Janice Lyall

'The Old Orchard' by Janice Lyall

How many apples pies have been lovingly baked then savoured through the generations? To bake the first apple pie following the first harvest is an autumnal privilege. Pastel painting by Janice Lyall

Across the A40

Across the A40

In the late afternoon of a cold and still December Day, the sounds can be muffled by the snow and sometimes it is easy to imagine that the busy A40 is just not there. Oil painting by Janice Lyall

'Woods Abstracted' by Janice Lyall

'Woods Abstracted' by Janice Lyall

Mature woodlands are full of textures - the branches, the roots, the bracken, fallen leaves and mulch. All with earthly aromas, blanketed beneath the overhanging branches. Textured acrylic by Janice Lyall

The Boating Lake by Janice Lyall

The Boating Lake by Janice Lyall

Along the flood plain of the River Severn, was a small boating lake which was a glorious setting for picnics in the height of the summer. The lake was very shallow, making it perfect for children to paddle their own canoe. New footpaths and cycle ways are being created to enhance the usefulness of the area at other times of the year. Watercolour painting by Janice Lyall

Late Autumn in Gloucestershire

Late Autumn in Gloucestershire

The starkness of late Autumn gives a cold, grey impression to the harsh landscape. There is a sense of foreboding in the air of winter approaching.

Early Morning Sun through the Tall Trees

Early Morning Sun through the Tall Trees

The low, soft sunlight casts incredible light on the bases of the trees. The bark seems like a patchwork of colour and texture. The musty air has a dryness to it, perfect for finding mushrooms Acrylic painting by Janice Lyall

Late Autumn Colour in the Forest of Dean

Late Autumn Colour in the Forest of Dean

The temperature has dropped and the golden colour is quickly being replaced by a bleached, 'shabby chic' effect. Collaged, acrylic painting by Janice Lyall

Highnam Church at Night

Highnam Church at Night

When churches are lit up at night, the spires appear to be so high, even above the tops of the tallest of trees. What a skyline! Watercolour painting by Janice Lyall

Wych Elm

Wych Elm

Even the name harks back through ancient history. The spelling might be different, but I can't help picturing ladies cooking in cauldrons beneath its branches. A true native and sadly becoming rare. Acrylic Painting by Janice Lyall

Sycamore

Sycamore

I will never forget the huge sycamore tree that we played nearby as children. The seeds spawned huge competitions amongst us. Who could spin our plane the farthest? Acrylic painting by Janice Lyall

Norway Spruce

Norway Spruce

Most people know the younger tree as the 'Christmas Tree'. This mature one doesn't need the adornment of added decoration for it to look spectacular in the light. Acrylic painting by Janice Lyall

English Oak

English Oak

The English Oak can only be described by the 'great' adjectives. Strong, sturdy, dependable............ try adding to this list and you might 'summon up resolve' and feel that 'heart of oak' within. Acrylic painting by Janice Lyall

Crab Apple

Crab Apple

Whilst crab apples are not great for cooking, the trees themselves have a beauty that surpasses many other varieties. This particular tree, bent over through the years has a warm inviting stance, appreciated by a plethora of wildlife. Acrylic painting by Janice Lyall

The Trees are Turning

The Trees are Turning

Its amazing how we gauge the time of year by the trees around us. It seems to take just a few, short days for some trees to turn completely. Oil and acrylic painting by Janice Lyall

Early Autumn Colour in the Forest of Dean

Early Autumn Colour in the Forest of Dean

In the first few days of Autumn, the deciduous trees can be picked out amongst the evergreens, to give a mosaic of colour and textures. The ferns turn crisp and golden, before they shortly whither and wilt. Mixed media painting by Janice Lyall

Fun at Newent Onion Fayre

Fun at Newent Onion Fayre

......And its all about Onions! The entire base of the market hall is piled with sackfuls of onions in all shapes, sizes and colours. Bystanders are fascinated to watch onions being strung by dexterous fingers and sympathise with contestants brave enough to tackle the raw onion eating contests. Its a day of celebration, live music, Morris dancing, fun fairs and of course, eating. 'Shallot to see!' Watercolour painting by conservation artist Janice Lyall

Tibberton Show 2015

Tibberton Show 2015

I never cease to be amazed by the work and dedication that goes in to growing the most perfect flower, the biggest marrow or the most delicious cake. The pride and warmth of the 'Show', the friendly volunteers and the humorous childrens' arrangements always fill me with delight. An acrylic painting by conservation artist Janice Lyall

View from a Gloucestershire train

View from a Gloucestershire train

One of the advantages of train travel is the occasional ability to view scenery up close, without hedges and other road distractions. A study painting using acrylics.

The Race Upstream

The Race Upstream

The River Severn is one of the few rivers in the world to have a Bore twice a day. The Severn Bore alters the direction of the current for a period which helps the young elvers race upstream. Autumn and Spring yield the highest waves. Acrylic painting by Janice Lyall

A Bright & Crispy Morning

A Bright & Crispy Morning

The bright, crispy mornings always seem magical. Its easy to imagine a lyrical Jack Frost skipping over the landscape and spreading his sparkle throughout the night until the first light of dawn. Acrylic painting by conservation artist Janice Lyall

The Walk from Highnam

The Walk from Highnam

On a clear day, when the ground is blanketed in snow, the distances appear greater somehow and the horizon seems like it could even be close to a sea, rather than to distant hills. Acrylic painting by Janice Lyall

Mid Afternoon Thaw

Mid Afternoon Thaw

Late December as the afternoon sun begins to sink in the sky, the drips of the thaw are still discernible. Its going to be another chilly night. Acrylic painting by Janice Lyall

The Stillness Echoes

The Stillness Echoes

If you have walked in a forest in snow, apart from the trudge of your boots, you will have noticed the deep muffled silence and then instantly become alert at any shrill sound echoing through the trees. Acrylic painting by Janice Lyall

Beneath Cooper's Edge

Beneath Cooper's Edge

The blanket of snow covers the fields and hills as one. Seemingly, only a few tall buildings and trees rise up in the valley below Cooper's Edge. Acrylic painting by Janice Lyall

Preparing for the Feast

Preparing for the Feast

Many of us prepare shopping lists for Christmas. Sprouts, broccolli, carrots, parsnips, turnips, caulifower, onions, red cabbage.........the list goes on. Oh, musn't forget the cranberries. Acrylic painting by Janice Lyall

Head Above the Clouds

Head Above the Clouds

A study painting in watercolour. This is an attempt to depict the vast distances upwards, downwards and sideways. Watercolour painting by Janice Lyall