Long Shadows. Adele Riley Artist 
Landscapes and seascapes
Acrylic and acrylic inks on boxed canvas
Image size: H:30 cm x W:30 cm
Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:30 cm x W:30 cm x D:4cm
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Long shadows is a wonderfully rich painting, full of depth and atmosphere. It has lots of expressive marks, layers and washes creating a piece full of interest, and giving the viewer the impression of being within the woodland itself. It’s rich foreground palette of burnt umbers, sienna and ochres sing beautifully against the cooler blues, greys and petrol greens of the background. Adeles paintings are initially started from sketches she takes on her walks, in her local forests and woodlands. When back in her studios she paints very intuitively, recalling the sense of the place, the atmosphere, temperature and the forests sounds, letting her inks guide the way, this enables the painting to have a life of its own, creating a personal narrative with its viewer.
Adele Riley, painter and illustrator, is available for sale online and in our art gallery at Wychwood Art. Adele Riley as a British-born artist living in Gloucestershire, I'm surrounded by some of the most natural and inspiring surroundings in the UK, well-placed to benefit from a huge variety of light, texture, and drama – perfect for what I do.
I usually begin by sensing the subject, sometimes using a photo or a sketch to extract weather, light, horizons and shapes to commit the scene to canvas with a variety of media and paint.
What I fear most is repetition, so I experiment a lot with media and colour, asking questions of the fresh and the new, trying things out (getting things wrong), but all the time learning and looking to improve.
Having studied Illustration at Epsom School of Art, I have always continued to learn and develop from my experiences and travels. Not having a formal arts grounding I found to be a positive thing, as I could appreciate painting by it’s many disciplines. I learned more by challenging the rules of fine art, as well as applying them. It helped drive my enthusiasm until I arrived at a style of painting that represents me as an artist.
In addition to painting, I teach art to adults and children both through my business based in Gloucester, and in surrounding local schools.
My paintings are for sale, price on application, and all are available as a print
To discuss any of Adele Riley's original paintings for sale please call 07799535765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org