Carolyn Lamb

9-19 July 2016

I wanted the space and time to paint BIGGER than my normal size of 20 x 20 cm, benefiting for subjects from the sea views and shelter the house provided.  priests-cove-to-lands-end-carolyn-lamb-oil-july-2016

Variable weather was still an issue for plein air painting even in July, so I had to adapt my plans to fit it. Writing a daily timetable to log forecasted weather and tide details, helped plan what I needed to do and what I achieved.


Before I could start my big 50×100 cm oil I had to work out a way to keep rain off and stop it blowing off the balcony (day 4).


The studio photo shows most of the work I did. The moonlight sketch (small square painting) in the centre is my normal size so I did get bigger, but I didn’t have time to use my giant roll of paper (leaning on the left).

My main goal was to paint one large oil, but as it is never dark where I live, my secondary project was to attempt to paint moonlight, a challenge I am still working on.


I sold one of my moonlight studies for charity at the Clifton Arts Club
108th Annual exhibition in August 2016.