View from the Drone

View from the drone painting by Jo Dunn 2017
Leeds – like I’ve never seen it before!

The trees in the foreground are along the edge of Soldier’s Field, Roundhay Park. On the far right, you might just make out the Parkinson Building.

Painting outdoors again

24th May 2017 by Jo DunnThese paintings are from 3 weeks ago, the first time I painted outdoors this year. I worked alongside friend and colleague, Michael Daly. He asked me to use his paints, brushes and preparation techniques, which are all different to mine. I’m very happy with the results.

24th May 2017 ii by Jo DunnAnd thanks to David, for his kindness and hospitality in allowing us to splash and daub in his lovely garden.

David's garden in Roundhay

Roundhay Artists Open Studios

St Edmund's Church, Roundhay, LS8
Over 20 artists living in Roundhay invite you in for 2 days this weekend during the annual Roundhay Artists Opens Studios event.

I’m one of three artists who will be showing our work at St Edmund’s Church, Lidgett Park Road, LS8 1JN.

Open: Sunday 30th April 1pm – 5pm
Monday 1st May 11am – 5pm

Wheelchair accessible.

Download the art trail map here.

House Portrait #35

An art lover’s house in Roundhay, Leeds. The owners requested a drawing in colour and I was happy to oblige. Painted last week on watermarked T & J H Kent paper from c.1950.

Galloway, part 1

JDunn - Swartbles and windmills - southeast JDunn - Swartbles and windmills - southwestThe Rhins of Galloway, a good place to get away when the world’s gone mad. It’s very green and peaceful, and the sheep don’t bother you.

Horse Chestnut Tree, Potternewton Park

Horse chestnut tree, Potternewton Park, Leeds 7This tree in my local park is wider than it’s tall. Two¬†weeks ago, the candles were at their best. I’ve painted horse chestnuts in blossom for a few years – it’s not easy and this is my favourite attempt so far. I’ll have another go next year…

Horse Chestnut Tree, Potternewton Park, LS7