Friday, 30 December 2011

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Apple reflections. 6x8 oils.


I have not painted for over a week, so I have posted an old one.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Bluebells at Stafford Woods. 9x12 Oils.


I have`nt got anything new so I posted this one. I did this a couple of years ago plein air but completed it at home.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Cottage at Shoreham. 9x12 Acrylic


I have painted this subject before. I like it so much that I decided I would paint it it again. I tried to put as much Impressionistism in it as I could, still not enough though.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

At Keston Common. 6x8 Acrylic





Harry and I plein air at keston Common yesterday. It was cold but Sunny. A wonderful thing happened Whilst we were painting, a lady came over with a tray of Two large mugs of Tea, and a plate of biscuits. We took a photo of the tray on the leafy ground. Theres Harry packing up, me painting the subject, the tray and the painting. I normally complete a painting at home but although I`m not happy with it but thought I would show it in the raw. I shale paint a bigger one from this.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Moored Barge. Half Imperial, Watercolour.


I thought I would post this Watercolour that I painted 12yrs ago at painting Classes to get an honest comment about it, It is going into an exhibition this friday. I would love to know what my blogger friends say about it.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Cherry Tree Farm 2. 9x12, Acrylics on board.


A Blogger friend of mine suggested that I paint an Oast House. Well I did this one from my photograph of my original painting that I largely did Plein air. I hope he likes it.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Tandridge Kent. 9x12, Acrylics on board.


A typical Cottage and farm at Tandridge Kent. This was painted from a photograph that I had taken whilst painting the Barn that I mentioned before. It`s a beautiful Area, with several subjects to paint from. Harry and I were painting there about two weeks ago, he painted the Cottage and I painted the Barn. We will certainly be going back there weather permitting.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Casting off the Boat. 9x12, Acrylics on board.


I did this painting from a photograph that a friend sent me. The boats belong to him and he built them himself, clever lad eh? He is also a very good Artist, very detailed.
I`m afraid I haven`t done his boats justice.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Barn at Tandridge. 9x12, Acrylic on board




This painting was done from the Sketch that I did on site, with a few alterations of cours. Harry and I as usual as well.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Seagull at Broadstairs. 6x8, Acrylics on board


I took a photo of this chap when we visited Broadstairs. I couldn`t resist him for a painting. But just as I clicked the shutter, he turned to look at me. I said to him Thanks.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Harry at Braisted. 6x8, Acrylic on board


Another small quick one, 6x8. Harry beside the Litch Gate of the Church he painted.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Fishing Boat. 6x8, Acrylic on board.


I just fancied painting something small and quick.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Cottage at Westerham. 9x12 Acrylic on board




This painting was mainly painted on site, but completed at Home. Why is it that I always have`to do something to a painting when I get Home? There is the usual mugshots of Harry and I. It was a very hot day, Too Hot to stay too long I`m afraid.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Red Top. 12x17, oils on board.


I did this painting from a photo that I got from the Internet, Photos for Artist`s. I think it is in the Lake District. I`ve added a few things of my own, like the cyclist and a couple of figures. Also I made the sky different to the photo.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Henley on Thames. 12x17 Acrylics on board.





The painting that is showing on my Easel, is the one obviously I was doing there, and the other painting is a bigger one of another scene that I painted from a photo.
There is Harry and I as usual. It was a great day out with our club at Henley on Thames. Some of our members went on a boat trip instead of painting. On that day Henley on Thames had a Triathlon going on, and there were hundreds of spectators milling around five of us painting. At around 3pm, the heavens opened up. Thats plein air for you eh?

Monday, 19 September 2011

Cottage and Headstones at Brasted. 9x12 Acrylics


This is another subject that is in Brasted. I thought I would call it, Cottage and Headstones at brasted. Rather than Gravestones. I don`t like to use the word Gravestones, there I said it again.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

At Brasted. 9x12, oils on board.





This is at a Village called Brasted in Kent. Harry is painting a church, also standing by a Litch Gate. Me painting my subject which you can see in front of me, and the painting itself. I did another painting but didn`t complete it but will do shortly, I hope.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Photos at Crocham Hill





This is a better posting. I have just realised that my blog will only upload Four pictures. Me, Harry,Margaret and Colin + painting at Crockham Hill.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Scene at Chipstead. 9x12, oils on board.


This painting was done from a photo that I took whilst painting at Chipstead
last Wedneday. I painted a very old Footbridge plus another subject but I wasn`t happy with either of them, so I will get back to them later.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Cockerel. 9x12, oils on board.


In between paintings, I really wanted to paint this cockerel. So I put the painting that I was doing to oneside and and did it.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Farm Tractor. 9x12, oils on board.


I painted this Tractor from a photograph that I took after completing the Windmill
at West Kingsdown. As we were on our way out of the field, the Farmer had just hitched
this contraption to the back of the Tractor and was doing something to the back of it, I couldn`t resist the opportunity to paint it.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Cows at West Kingsdown. 12x17, oils on board.


This was painted from a photo that I took at West Kingsdown after I painted the Windmill. I was more fascinated with the House. It looked gorgeous with the Sun on it, and the dark cloud approaching

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Windmill at West Kingsdown. 9x12, oils on board.




Harry and I at West Kingsdow painting this Windmill. Apart from a slight alteration at home, It was painted on site. I`m the first one.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Harry and I at Shoreham Bridge.



Harry and I at Shoreham Bridge. Hoping no Cars would turn up.

No Fish in there, Shoreham Bridge. 9x12, oils on Board.


No Fish in there was painted right at the foot of the bridge. We were standing ( Note the standing bit Michael) on a small area where four local residents pay £30 a year to park their cars there. We were praying that none of them wanted to park there. One of them came out and chatted to us for around 15min, I couldn`t get on with my painting.
I meant to post some photos with this, but I will upload them after.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

I wonder if it`s going to Rain? 9x12, oils on board.


This painting was done from a photograph of mine. I have altered it drastically to what the photo shows to suit what I thought was a better composition. For instance, There isn`t a figure in the photo and the sky isn`t as stormy as I have depicted. Also, several other little changes.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Landscape at Keston Ponds. 9x12, oils on board.


This is a plein Air painting at Keston ponds. It`s amazing really what you can find for a subject if you walk a few more yards. We have painted around this area several times. When you have done a painting, you think of going somewhere else next time. But go back there and walk a few yards from the last place you painted, and bingo.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Norman Park. 9x12, oils on board.


Another painting from Norman Park. I really liked the light and darks of this subject.

Friday, 5 August 2011