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.
Well I had to do a painting that included a reflection of Monet’s bridge. For the full view see my gallery Waterlilies.
Sharp reflections caught my eye, I hope they catch yours too.
Thursday, November 3 2016
Lovely path of light over the waves, see Seashore Gallery for full view.
Lots of runs of thinned oils, better view of whole picture on Seashore gallery.
Friday, October 21 2016
Beautiful shining shapes on wet sand changed with every wave, entrancing.
My favourite lane, all quiet, just before Autumn.
Saturday, October 15 2016
A twisted branch sets off the background. Lots of colour and texture
Inspired by our visitor Jana’s work. Washes of hand mixed grey watercolour allowed to run wild.This is approx 30 x 70cms tall
A commission completed. A lovely old lane on Salisbury plain with lots of character, great for dog walking.
Saturday, October 1 2016
Wind whipped waves and dramatic light when the sun burst through made this scene irresistable.
Wild Pembrokeshire coastline at its best – deserted by all but the weather.
Thinned oils so that runs could be used for underpainting, Colours restricted to Burnt Umber , Phthalo blue and White.
Based on my photo taken in Newhaven before departure.
Tuesday, September 13 2016
Really pleased with the colours in this oil painting
A plein air painting with little artistic licence in light and colour.
I have been wanting to paint this view for ages. Unfortunately you can only see the middle section here. Lovely spot by The Pewsey Downs.
Plein air painting finished in my studio
Tuesday, September 6 2016
Love the soft light , and texture marks on this one.
Playing with inks and watercolours, trying to catch the light.
A village match, Happy Birthday Phil
A lovely day, gorgeous sunlight filtered through the trees,so peaceful.
Sunday, August 21 2016
Finally finished this plain air painting. Lots of texture.
Tuesday, August 16 2016
A small section from a plain air painting. I much prefer this to the unfinished original.
I am very happy with the light and mixed on canvas colours, this will take an age to dry.
Oil on canvas.
I was very pleased with this painting. It made me feel that I was achieving my goal.
I think I captured some drama, I was pleased with the limited colour use and the blurred and sharp edge contrasts.
Guess where? – My favourite Poulshot Lane again.
Friday, August 12 2016
Another Estuary painting, wish I had a house boat, lots more opportunity to paint.
Finally happy with this one, started a while ago. Lots of colours, but very subtle for me.
Lovely summers day, birds singing, beautiful walk and painting. Lucky me.
Tuesday, July 26 2016
More waterlilies from photos of Monet gardens, looking forward to painting his bridge soon.
Wednesday, July 6 2016
A new thatch just down the road.
Another painting from photos taken on our wet Devonshire weekend.
Tuesday, June 21 2016
Playing with lots of water and letting it run, love the effects.
Monday, June 13 2016
I love the effects of watercolour as it spreads and dries, the more back runs and water marks ,the better I like it.