Sunday, 31 May 2009

A Days Sailing.12x17,Oils on MDF prepared board


I painted this one some time ago from

a Photo that an Artist friend sent me.

He did this because I couldn`t get out

due to a couple of Operations.I thought

it was a lovely subject and I hope I

have done it justice.

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Strawberry and Grapes.6x8 Oils on board.


My Wife had just walked in with these

Strawberrys and Grapes.I pinched one

Strawberry and two Grapes,shot down

to my Studio,and painted them,on a

board of course.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Old and the new.9x12,Oils on board.


I started this painting Plein Air whilst out

painting with our Club at Haybridge Basin.

Then completed it at Home.In this spot

there were lots of old Discarded Boats.

And I loved this subject.The chap you

see is working on a Narrow Boat.but

he must have built it from new,It

looked gorgeous.he did look as if

he could have easily fallen off that plank.

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Steve`s Van.6x8,oils on board.


This is my next door neighbours van.

He is a Motor mechanic and uses this for

his work.I noticed it there one day bathed

in sunshine and did a quick sketch of it,

then painted it in my studio.

Saturday, 23 May 2009

My Studio.6x8,Oils on Board.


I did this painting of my Studio yesterday

Morning.It`s the Shed next to where it

says Vics Studio.The brick Wall that

you can see,is our Garage.When I was

painting it,the Birds were singing away

and there were Squirrels passing my

Head only three feet away on our

Fencing.I thought I was in deep

country.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Coming out of the Woods.6x8 oils on Canvas Board


I did this one this morning.As I was

sitting there,with my Pochade on

my Lap,a chap came by and said,

for a moment I thought you had

your Laptop on your lap.

then a Woman came over and I

had only just started and she said,

I wish I could Paint.I felt like saying

to her,so do I.


Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Landscape at St` Johns.6x8 oils on board.


This subject is next door to St` Johns Church.

Just five minutes from me.Again it is a subject

that I have been wanting to paint for some time

now,and I managed it on Monday morning last.

Actually I did a colour sketch or a painting if

you like to call it there, and wasn`t happy with

it, so I did another from it at Home.When I

turned up to do the painting,there were two

chaps there right where i wanted to sit and

paint.So i asked them if I would be in their

way if I sat right there,and i pointed where,

so they said no mate.After about 15minutes

one of them came up and said,oh! your an

Artist then.My head got bigger and I said

rather modestly,yes.That made my day.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Shoreham Kent.12x17 oils on Canvas board.


Shoreham kent is a lovely Village with

lots of subjects to paint,This one is

just off the main Highstreet,in a nice

quiet spot.Again I did this from a colour

sketch that I did on site.The old boy

coming up the pathway wasn`t there,

I added him afterwards.

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Wet Day at Charing cross Station.12x17,Oils on board.


This was a wet day at Charing Cross station,

and I hope I have captured this reasonably

well. I tried to do a quick Sketch,and it

was a very quick one.So when I got home,

and in my Studio,I made up the figures

but I do remember the main characters.

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Full Apple reflections.6x8 oils on Canvas board.


This is a full Apple reflections piece and

hopefully it is an improvement on the

last one.I wonder if Tom Brown will

think so.I`m going to have a break

from Glasses of Water for a while

and do something else.

Friday, 15 May 2009

Half Apple reflections.6x8,Oils on Canvas board.


Half Apple reflections was Painted after

an American T/V Artist friend of mine,

Tom Brown, suggested that I do this as

an exercise.I`m glad that he did

because I thoroughly enjoyed it.

And I hope that he is reasonably happy

with my effort.Thank you Tom

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Shoreham Landscape.9x12" Oil on Canvas board


Shoreham Landscape was done from a Sketch

that I did on site after I had done a painting

of the subject,but I wasn`t happy with it,

hence the Sketch.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Just come in.9x12,Oils on Canvas board.


My Wife and I were on Holiday in Paignton Devon,

Just opposite the Hotel was the harbour and

naturally we walked around the beautiful

Area.After a while we saw this chap coming

in and I quickly did a Sketch of as much of

him as I could,then as always I took a Photo.

So at Home I did as much from the Sketch

as I could then completed it from the Photo.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Fruit still Life.9x12.Oils on Canvas board.


As usual I enjoyed doing this effort.
The Pears tasted lousy afterwards
though,poor crop no doubt.
I love doing these exercises,
they are a great break from doing
Landscapes.

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Still Life.6x8 Oils on Canvas board.


This is my first attempt at a Glass of water.

I can`t make up my mind if it is a success

or not,what do you think?.

Friday, 8 May 2009

Piggy went to Market.6x8,Oils on Canvas board.


This Piggy was painted from a Porcelain

Money box. I`ve gone mad on small

Paintings lately.Anything that catches

my Eye.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Mooo.9x12 oils on canvas covered board.


The Cow was painter from a sketch and the

rest from imagination. I liked the Cow.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Cold but Sunny.12x17 Oils on canvas board


I did This Painting from a Photograph that an

Artist friend sent me. I liked the cold feeling

that I got from it, also the sienna colours.

I think the cold part of it worked.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Peace at last.9x12,Oils on canvas board.


Peace at last was painted with some difficulty.

Grass I have found to cause me some problems.

So the only way I can predict it,is to put down

light and dark tones.I hope it has worked

to some degree. I love figures in a painting.

I`m reasonably happy with this one.

Friday, 1 May 2009

Aplace of rest 2.6x8 on Canvas board


Sorry,but I couldn`t resist painting this

subject again,but from a different angle.

being a small canvas 6x8, it only took me

about one hour.I really enjoyed it. more

so than the other one.