Saturday, February 17 2018
Lovely misty winters morning and sheep peacefully grazing in the next field.
The sun is slowly breaking through again.
Experimenting with transparent white and more greys on coloured backgrounds.
We passed this changing view frequently on the way to visit my Mum in hospital, it reminds me we are specs in the fields of time. But we are surrounded by beauty we are fools not to appreciate.
I liked the colours and textures so much I did a second painting, brush palette knife and pastel shaper marks all came into play here. Great to have my website back.
Sunday, January 21 2018
A Yorkshire woodland walk with a good friend in winter afternoon light.
A feast for my eyes, a welcome relief for my low spirits at this point.
Monday, January 15 2018
The shapes of this tree attracted me to paint it. I wanted to use bold loose marks.I am still experimenting with greys in my work. This has no green or yellow in it, just raw umber, prussian blue , alazarin red and zinc white.
The green is optically achieved by the proximity of pinks.
I loved the shadows made on the kitchen tiles. Great shapes and a good lesson in tones for me, made simpler by the limited palette
Sunday, January 7 2018
The view from my studio window. The low morning light is just high enough to peek over the hedgerow highlighting the frosty grass
Saturday, December 23 2017
Wonderful rich light show off the purples in the distant hills and rain laden clouds. Contrasting the bright fresh new grass growing this mild winter. The dark clouds made a great backdrop to show off the last autumn leaves highlighted by a bright spot of sunlight.
Friday, December 15 2017
I am very excited to report that Galleries Magazine representing top galleries is to publish an article on my work early in the new year.
Tuesday, December 12 2017
Thank you to the judges for selecting my painting Quiet Woods for this prestigious exhibition
Open until Sat 23rd December at The Pound Arts Centre, Pound Pill , Corsham SN139HX
Saturday, November 25 2017
Thank you to those who came to my exhibition, it would not be practical to continue without your encouragement and support. Now the adventure continues, I can’t wait to see what happens next. Watch this space.
Thursday, November 23 2017
Mirror Sands, on show with this years work.
Free entry and refreshments.
Saturday, November 4 2017
Runs, rubs and scraped paint make my own colourful tracks and puddles.
Boats are nice, but mud- well that’s something far more special.
Sunday, October 22 2017
Bright colours in the Elder tress along the hedgerows inspired this painting.
A watercolour of the lane with bright sunlight almost burning the trees from sight.
Sunday, October 15 2017
Beautiful shapes from this creeper in Erlestoke woods. Lots of wet into wet work, splattering and spraying.
I loved the tiny specks of light filtered through the trees and reflection off shiny foliage.
Quite a labour of love as it took ages to mask the highlights. But it did enable me to use lots of water flooded washes.
Sunday, October 8 2017
Wet sand mirrors colour from the sunset, a beautiful evening walk.
Trying to behave myself with colour , so lots of greys with hints of delicate colour. Palette knife painting to get some texture.
Sunday, October 1 2017
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These two paintings have returned to their origins this week- Caenhill Community Farm. I hope they bring as much enjoyment there as I had painting them.
I have wanted to paint this incredible Chestnut for years, I hope I have captured some of it’s character.
Palette knife painted to give lots of texture.
Tuesday, September 26 2017
A lovely couple of days indulging in painting with Maggie Brown- heaven. Beautiful scenery , lovely talented lady, food and paints.
Monday, September 11 2017
Lots of runs and slapped on thick paint, the freedom of plain air painting-wonderful
Superb session painting sunflowers in this lovely place by kind permission from Chris and Hellie
Friday, September 1 2017
As below, shame this does not show the full portrait shape paintings.
Watercolour and Ink spaltters depict the light in my local lane.
Lots of finger dabs to create this mysterious woodland scene.
Sunday, August 20 2017
Watercolours and inks by Jean Perrett Artist
Playing with watercolour and inks again, just looking at John Blockley’s work and how he washes part dried ink away. impressionist paintings by Jean Perrett
Sunday, August 13 2017
Pretty colours in this palette knife painting, patchy colour applied in layers showing under layers.
Another painting from photos at Heybridge, painted mainly in water-soluble ink, a very unforgiving medium , but fascinating to use as the colours split leaving yellow and blue stains.
Friday, July 28 2017
A plein air and painting from photo taken in Heybridge. An idyllic place to walk and paint, made even better by our lovely friends and their family.
Saturday, July 15 2017
A visit to Nymans National Trust property meant I took lots of photos, this rose was begging to have its photo taken.
Loved the jumbled shapes and paraphernalia.
I like the echo of the yellow pot, and the green tint to the staging from the garden.
Friday, July 7 2017
A couple of watercolours from our recent holiday.
This beautiful medieval woodland led the way to a ruined castle.
Saturday, July 1 2017
Super shapes from this heavy cropping plum, combined with nice shadows, another opportunity to emulate Monet.
Not only were there lovely shadows, but the shiny jug reflected the shadows.
What a treat painting in the garden.
It was not the flowers, but the shadows that attracted me to paint this, you can almost smell the warm scent.
Sunday, June 11 2017
The bright yellow of this field was blinding in the sunshine. I used lots of deep purple and blue shades to try and emphasise the yellow.
Thick lush textured paint moved and mixed on the canvas, lots of energy and movement just like the fast growing plant life.
The low sun on the field next to us, just caught the tips of long grasses, cow parsley and buttercups.
From a photo I took at Poulshot Community Farm. This pose was made for painting, not sure who is looking at who here, but a chance to use some different light effects.
Sunday, June 4 2017
Kings mead square today 11-4 , street entertainment and street fair- see this painting and lots more
Wednesday, May 31 2017
Painted using flat wide brushes and solid colours.
Inspired by Stuart Ropers workshop at The White Horse Bookshop Marlborough.
Tuesday, May 23 2017
Busy playing with inks and water, loving the effects. Inspired by John Blockley
Loosely painted in oils with lots of stumbling and a very limited palette.
This boat was almost posing for me for this pastel painting. I love the reflections of the quaint buildings behind and the parked cars along the quayside bring this up to date.
Saturday, May 13 2017
I am very proud to be showing 8 paintings in this prestigious gallery.
For the full selection see my gallery page.
The light through the vase is what drew me to to this image, not the flowers.
Painted in inks with the addition of a little watercolour.
Sunday, April 23 2017
Loved using thick textured oils for this.
Just loads of space to roam.
My favourite beach in Saundersfoot, made for this oil painting.
Tuesday, April 11 2017
Normally the last colour I’d use for trees, but there were no leaves, but the trunks were the most vivid green ever.
These bikes parked in a puddle outside a bright shop window caught my eye much more than any window display could.
A small attempt at using my life drawing for painting
Shame this cuts off the flowers, gorgeous gardens.
A lovely March day was spent sketching and painting here, lovely company, thank you Cathy.
We were lucky with the sunshine, but wish I wore long johns.
Monday, April 3 2017
Thank you to the Devizes Museum for exhibiting this painting.
Visit The Museum 10-5 Monday to Saturday, or 12-4 on Sundays until 29th May.
Approximately 50 selected works are on show.
Another pastel with scumbled marks.
Pastel on sandpaper made it easy to achieve the lovely gnarled shapes of this ivy clad tree.
New Pastels, and the perfect opportunity for fun with colour.
High tea was good too.
Sunday, March 26 2017
The same afternoon. Painted partly with fingers and a restricted colour palette of Prussian, Alizarin, Raw Umber, White and a tiny bit of Lemon Yellow.
From a photo I took walking my dog Ollie, mud can be beautiful.
Low winter light emphasised the darks and lights for this painting. Much of the paint was applied with fingers.
Monday, March 20 2017
Incredible scenery from this cliff top view near Shrinkle. Lots of different oil painting techniques used- scumbling , paint smears, and paint applied direct from the tubes.
Sunday, March 12 2017
Low winter sun caught the objects on the conservatory table beautifully.
The plant is too big for the table, but it has not flowered for 12 years and its cold in there, so I put it where I could still see it when the doors were closed.
The kitchen chair almost dazzled me with the light and shapes, just had to have a go at painting it.
Mostly inks and a little watercolour and liquid pencil captured this.
Tuesday, February 21 2017
I liked the shapes created by this thirsty willow tree.
Bright light shone through the hedgerow at the sides of the lane changing all the colours.
Monday, February 13 2017
This close up of a small dam in a pretty stream is the ideal opportunity to play with thick smudged paint dragged with a palette knife to create reflections of the overhanging trees.
I loved the deep sky and shadow colours, the paint mixed on canvas gives the lily pads some super texture and colour variations.
Completed from a photo taken at Giverny. This is a makeover using more dramatic colouring and definition .
Tuesday, February 7 2017
A personal favourite at the moment , same subtle shades, but softer, misty feel.
Still using the turquoise, greys and pinks and loving the effects .
This Willow is huge, I have been wanting to paint it for ages, I finally got to it.
This painting was inspired by a section of colours seen together, a dusky pink, turquoise and grey.
Saturday, January 7 2017
A commission from photo , painted in Acrylics.
A winters evening in the city centre.
My favourite of this small group of watercolours with ink, simple but effective, I want to explore that light.
Enchanted woodland scene
Lots of colour and contrasting black ink depict the light breaking through these Fir trees.
Random watery paint runs and inks used to capture this wild specimen.
A copy of Monet’s painting, not for sale
Tiny watercolour inspired by the patterns made by tractor tyres and the shadows and reflections of fence posts.
Monday, December 12 2016
The last roses picked before the frost, in watercolour
This was a challenge, so many reflections , the conservatory is reflected in the door and back onto the picture frame.
Sunday, November 20 2016
SUNDAY 27th NOVEMBER from 2- 5pm
Poulshot Village Hall SN101RT
Commissions accepted for Christmas until 10th December.
Lovely autumn colours enticed me out to plain air paint the lane again. Finished off in my studio, I am please with the colours in this.
Wednesday, November 23 2016
Wendy kindly wrote,
Very many thanks for the session. It was challenge which I think we all enjoyed. We appreciated the preparation you had obviously done and think you structured the lesson very well to fit into a limited time. So pleased you enjoyed it too. We look forward to inviting you back in the summer term, perhaps with the Grey Haze, or beautiful flower painting you brought along.
Sunday, November 20 2016
Thank you Wendy for inviting me. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting The Potterne Painting group on Tuesday.
We used lots of watery paint runs using a pipette, and then spread the paint using sprayers.
Quite a challenge as layers were built up and needed to dry before the next layer could be applied.
There were some lovely results and a few surprises too.
For full view see Watercolour world gallery
Sunday, November 13 2016
I didn’t know what to paint first today- this the view from my studio window.
Shame you can only see a bit here , see Gallery titled Waterlilies for better view.
Wonderful excuse to do a big painting Monet style.
Wednesday, November 9 2016
Thursday 10th and Friday 11th November 9.30 -6pm
Saturday 12th 9.30 -4pm
The Corn Exchange, Devizes.
Blue and white china on the kitchen dresser made the perfect background for these lovely blooms.
A lovely thank you gift, that inspired more painting.
Monday, November 7 2016
Another Monet inspired painting of one of my favourite places.