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!.