Tuesday, 17 December 2013


Shire Horses 2. I Couldn`t resist painting these lovely Horses again.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013


Shire Horses pulling a Plough.

Friday, 6 December 2013


A fellow bloger gave me permission to use his photo to paint this scene, I really enjoyed painting it, especially the two people.

Friday, 29 November 2013


Some quick sketches for now.

Monday, 25 November 2013


I found this subject on the web. I really wanted to paint it because of the drawing practice. I`m not too happy with the drawing but reasonably happy with the colours. HARVESTING. My own title for the want of a better one.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013


Packhorse bridge at Watendlaf, Cumbria. beautiful area.

Saturday, 9 November 2013


Cherry Tree farm. I went to this farm several times a few years ago with a friend of mine who worked for Fords as a commercial artist. What a brilliant painter he was, I say was, because he isn`t with us any more.He was a lovely friend.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013


I have painted this Farm several times, and each time I enjoy painting it just as much as i painted it the first time. I`ll have a go at an Oast House next.

Saturday, 19 October 2013


Another Scene at Yalding. As i said in my last post, after we completed our paintings, We had a walk around the area to see if there were any other subjects that would make a decent painting, this is the second one that was of interest.

Saturday, 12 October 2013


Cowl`s at yalding are at the top of this building. They let the heat from the drying of Hops out through them. We went over to a place called Yalding some weeks ago to do some plein air painting. After doing our paintings we had a walk round to see if their were any other subjects of interest. We saw this House which at one time was a Kiln. It dryed hops, and the heat of the drying escaped through the Cowl`s at the top of the building.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013


Farm at Green st Green. I spotted this subject when I was searching for some nice cottages to paint. No cottages, but I thought this would make a painting.

Friday, 20 September 2013


This is another scene looking the other way to the last Shoreham painting. I went there with our club a couple of weeks ago. It is great to see at least eight of our members spread out all over the place painting or sketching.

Friday, 13 September 2013


Shoreham Highstreet with post box, can you spot the post box?

Wednesday, 4 September 2013


this painting was done mainly from a sketch that I did on site with our club mambers. it`s one of two pond`s that is in chislehurst.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Tuesday, 20 August 2013


Harry and I went over to a lovely area called french st`. Harry did a pencil sketch, and i did an oil sketch. This painting is from the oil sketch.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

In the shade at Rottingdean 2


In the shade at rottingdean. Three of our club members.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013


I see no ships. This painting is largely made up. The title is an old saying, It`s to do with some one looking for something, usually using their hand just above their eye`s, looking out to sea may be?

Thursday, 18 July 2013

>br< This painting is a second go of the one that I painted Plein air at Eynsford. I must admit that when I saw my friends painting, not so much the painting but his composition, That made me want to paint it again roughly in his composition. I`m glad that I did because it has taught me that you don`t have`to copy the subject the way you see it. you can move that tree to there, and that shed to there, and so on. Although I have always known this, I still painted what and how I have seen the subject, but no more.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Monday, 8 July 2013

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Ightham Mote


This is an Oast House that farmers dry their hops in. I, as a lad of 4, went every year with my parents to pick hops, then the farmers collected each individual`s baskets full of hops, and we got paid for it. Also we had a lovely holiday into the bargain.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Monday, 24 June 2013

This painting is the back entrance to a lovely cottage. I did a sketch of it there, and did the painting in my Studio.

Friday, 21 June 2013

More Sketches done at the club from my photos. Paintings coming up soon.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

I painted this subject this afternoon with the three primaries + White, and a touch of Sap green. I decided to experiment with these colours. I didn`t know what i was going to paint but started off with the suggestion of a tree and this is how it ended up. Half of it was done with a palette knife. I am going to use the three primaries again to produce some lovely greys.

Monday, 10 June 2013

A couple of paintings I did some time ago. the Flowers I set up in my studio and painted. The other painting is from a photo that my Blogger friend Mariano sent me.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

I haven`t got any paintings to post at the moment, so i thought I would post these sketches that i did at our club Monday afternoon from photographs that i take of people when i`m out sketching. these sketches I use for any paintings that I do. I time myself to take no more that five minutes to do these sketches ( Pen and Ink ). I find it is very good exercise. I have just bought myself a couple of Moleskin Sketch pads, I`m dying to try them out on Thursday and Sunday, yippee!.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Harry and I went over to Kelsey Park again on Monday. We both did the same subject, Harry in Acrylic, and me in oils. Iv`e shown my plein air sketch, also in my Pochade. Normaly I don`t show my sketches, but this time I think it is better to show both the sketch and the painting from the sketch for which I haven`t done yet. Also i have shown the cafe that is in the park. You can get a decent meal in there. Although the Park is a fantastic well looked after park, the Toilets are not.

Friday, 24 May 2013

Harry and I at Kelsey Park. At last a lovely day. We spent a couple of hours in this park and it was a fantastic. couple of hours. Ducks, Swans and Canada Geese. and people coming up to us asking this and that. One lady with a little girl asked me if she could show the little girl the painting. I said sure but it isn`t completed yet, but she was pointing out things on the painting and explaining what it was. I said she`s probably not interested in the painting, but the lady said she is, and she will explain everything to her mum when she gets home.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Cottages at Otford. The club and I went over to a Village called Otford. A Beautiful place. We all started to paint almost the same subject, these Cottages. After about an hour it was getting a bit cold so we all went to have a nice cup of tea or coffee. After that we all went to different subjects. I did a bit of sketching, others did some more painting. After Lunch in the same place, we all parted company. When I say our club, I mean six of us. After about three Hours and some great discussion in the coffee shop, we all parted company. I as usual completed this subject at Home.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Harry and I spent a couple of very windy hours at Norman park last Thursday. We did a sketch of this subject and completed it at Home. Boy, was it windy.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Seeing that I have`nt got a painting to post, I thought you would like to see these photos of swans that i took at a place in Beckenham, kelsey Park.

Friday, 26 April 2013

Another scene from up Town as we call it, London. Commuters on the way Home.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Harry and I braved the Cold and the wind and went plein air Thursday morning. I did an Oil sketch and Harry did a Pencil sketch. Isn`t that a lovely pencil Sketch of Harry`s? I do love the way he sketches. Mind you, he was a bit more sensible than me, he virtually had a tree shielding him from the wind, I didn`t.