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Recent paintings on Facebook page Paintings by Amanda Barrett

My paintings facebook page is the easiest place to put up recent work and sometimes work in progress. Instagram crops the images which I don’t like so I do not use it as often. It takes a bit longer to post on the website so it does not necessarily have my most recent paintings, its better to like my facebook page then you will get notifications when I post something new…I have embedded my facebook feed in this page

What happens to paintings I don’t like

They tend to hang around for a while, I may put them in a stack then go through them at some point. Occasionally looking through my reject pile I have a surprise and that one I will save and work on, but the others are destined for the bin or recycling. I don’t like to keep paintings I am not happy with so although I may paint a lot I will not necessarily have a large body of work on display/for sale.

 

Paintings by Amanda Barrett
Paintings by Amanda Barrett
Inspired by artist Mo Teeuw who has had to use her left hand to paint due to an accident. I decided to have a go using only my left hand....I cannot thank Mo enough for posting her plein air paintings done left handed - I would never have tried this had she not done so.
I have learnt so much from doing this studio still life it really made me look and consider each stroke...had to rub out bits and start again (that's even hard left handed) and your arm hurts after a while painting but so so worth it thank you Mo 🙂.
Paintings by Amanda Barrett
Paintings by Amanda Barrett
Great day 6 of @paintoutnorfolk at Horsey Wind Turbine. Was next to @emma.perring and think some of her magic rubbed off on me as did good Painting!

#pon21 #paintoutnorfolk2021 #norfolkbroads #horseywindturbine #nationaltrust #historicbuildings #norfolkbroads #norfolkboats #oilpaintingart
Paintings by Amanda Barrett
Paintings by Amanda Barrett
Hunters Boat Yard Ludham, Norfolk...ran out of time on this one...but at Paint Out we have to paint within the day allocated.
Thank you Hunters Boatyard for permission to paint and Kate @kategabrielart for organising....I may revisit this scene as have some ideas that would make this sing...Not bad... but itching to have a fiddle on this one!

#paintoutnorfolk2021 #boatyards #Norfolkcrafts #woodenboats #boatbuilders #Ludham #norfolkbroads
Paintings by Amanda Barrett
Paintings by Amanda Barrett
Old hot rods, allotments and Norfolk Staithes...its amazing the variety of subjects paint out norfilk has arranged this year...3 days and 3 paintings completed so far

Thank you to the paint out team for this great event
#paintoutnorfolk #paintoutnorfolk2021 #norfolkcoast #pleinairpainting #landscapeoilpainting
Paintings by Amanda Barrett
Paintings by Amanda Barrett
Maltese Trotter, Kalkara Creek, Malta.
Oils on board 30cm x 30cm
Just finished ... and a timely celebration of Malta being included on the Covid Green list!
So well deserved as they have handled the Covid epidemic really well.
Did you know that the Isle of Man is 1.8 times BIGGER than Malta?
But this little Mediterranean Island offers history going back to around 5900 BC.

#beautifulhorses #kalkaramalta #blackhorse #malta #ilovehorses #swimminginthesea
Paintings by Amanda Barrett
Paintings by Amanda Barrett
Great Sunday Paint Off at the Broadway Festival...First painting abandoned due to the fire engine parking for the day!...but found a lovely surrealist subject...the bird scarer in the shopping arcade strategically placed above the seat and the sign behind says "Wild At Heart" could not resist painting it....

#broadwaycotswolds #surrealism #surrealart #pleinairlandscapepainter #cotswoldvillages