Saturday, 21 February 2015

'Getting to Know You'

I am beginning to realise that until I paint an object I actually know very little about it ... after all, apples are round and red .... aren't they?
These are 9 little explorations of one apple, taking just 10 minutes for each look. When I started the apple was very subtle and complicated, so I decided to paint the apple in one colour using acrylic ... fantastic, just what I needed.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

'50 Shades of Grey'

This is the finished painting, started on the beach with the tide pushing me hard every few minutes.
Days later I used photo references to compose a satisfactory scene. It is slightly brighter than it seems to come on the screen.


'WHISPERS'

'Whispers' 8"x8" acrylic on canvas

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

'SISTERS' 6"x6" oil/acrylic on canvas


WATER WATER EVERYWHERE



























Yes, surrounded by water, a whole ocean, but unable to fill my brush cleaning pot!
Here I am painting plein air on the beach a few minutes walk from my house.
I set up my easel and then over the time I was painting had to move back and back as the billows raged against me. Great fun. I will maybe finish this one indoors.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Listen to Wisdom

Mt first time back into still life after a long time. For Christmas I was able to get Carol Marines book 'Daily Painting' and have enjoyed taking in some of her suggestions. As a landscape painter I have a tendency to add white to make things recede which is OK for massive distances or weather conditions. But still life has very little distance evolved therefore the colours can remain much more focused and saturated in strength.
The old cup is addressing the young fruits from a point of superiority.  





Friday, 23 January 2015

FLAGS OF DAWN

We live in a great place - the sun comes up at the front, and sets at the back of the house. It is like a continual adventure.


Thursday, 11 December 2014

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Malvern Hills - Worcestershire

This painting has now gone to its new home in Scotland.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Possibly the Old Vicarage Llanon

Reminded me of Samuel Palmer's painting while I was working.
http://www.kunstkopie.de/kunst/samuel_palmer/cornfield.jpg

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

ABERYSTWYTH 8"x6" oil on board

This is a classic view of Aberystwyth promenade.
It was a great struggle to create this little painting. There is no telling when a painting will just come together or when it will be a struggle.

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