Thursday, 30 July 2009

Old Barn. 9x12, Oils on board.

This one I thought I would do something

different. I layed out everything the usual

way i/e, Drawing with my brush first.

Then layed in all the darks and lights.

But this time instead of using my brushes,

I decided to use a palette knife. Well towards

the end I got a bit scared and ended up

using both the Palette Knife and brushes.

I was reasonably happy with it.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Backpacking. 9x12, Oils on board.

I know all about this backpacking business.

I use`to do it myself. Snowdon was my favourite

area. But also the Black Mountains and other

places as well. I loved it. Any Backpackers out


Monday, 27 July 2009

The White Cliffs of Dover. 9x12, Oils on board.

White Cliffs of Dover was painted yesterday.

It`s from an old Photo that I have. I love the

cragginess of it. It is protected by the

National Trust for Scientific interest. It

overlooks the English Channel.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Whose a pretty Girl then?.6x8 oils on board

Did this one this morning. Another 6x8,

I love doing them,and they are really

helpful in getting to know your paints.

Friday, 24 July 2009

Hey you, get back.6x8 oils on board

I painted these Cherries on Tuesday, but couldn`t

post them because my computer had gone down.

It was down to my server, NTL. They managed

to fix it late yesterday. It`s amazing how much we

rely on them eh?.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Abbie lou at Leigh on Sea. 9x12 Oils on board

This area is a sea port, so naturally there are Boats.

But the Abbie Lou struck me as the best option

to paint. I didn`t get the chance to find out

what work it did, but never mind eh?

Monday, 20 July 2009

Rott`s. 19.5"x15.5", Pen and Ink on Watercolour Paper.

Most of these Pen and Ink Drawings are

of our dear lovable Sandy. She died several

years ago. she was a Rottweiler, and she

was brilliant in every way. I did get a

special recommendation at a competition

for this Drawing. I think it`s the only

time I have ever won something.

Friday, 17 July 2009

The Steps, Polperro. 9x12, Oils on board.

My Wife Rosemary and I went to Cornwall

for a weeks Holiday a couple of years ago.

We went on a Coach trip to Polperro, and

I took lots of Photos. I couldn`t resist taking

this one of these lovely winding steps for

a painting, and this is the result.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Blubells in Stafford Woods. 9x12, Oils on board.

Stafford Woods is a really dense Woods.

Each year I and a few other Artist`s

Visit this place solely to paint the

Bluebells. This painting was done

last year Plein Air.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Corner of our Garden. 9x12,oils on board

I did this painting sitting in our Garden.

But I always take a photo of anything

that I paint,just incase anything happens,

well it did. It absolutely poured down.

So I completed it in my studio. Didn`t

have a lot to do though.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Rainbow Bay 2. 24"x19.5",Oils on board.

This is from the Sketch that I posted yesterday.

Rainbow bay is in New South Wales Australia.

A friends sister who lives there sent some

photos of this area, and I wanted to paint them.

It must be a beautiful place, and lovely to live

there. This painting will be the last of

Rainbow Bay. I`m going to a place called

Rye on Sunday with our Art club,and hope

to do a couple of the local scenes. Also take

some photos for other paintings.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Sketch for Rainbow Bay 2.6x8,Oils on board.

This is a sketch for Rainbow Bay 2. Same area,

but a different subject. I have started the Larger

painting,and probably complete it tomorrow.

I think this one will be the last of this area,

I`ve had enough.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Don`t get too close.6x8,Oils on board.

Not a lot to say about this one except that

he does look a killer doesn`t he? He probably

has just had his dinner, so you should be safe.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Just a baby. 9x12, Oils on board.

Just fancied painting it. Also I wanted to cover

the whole board with the subject, I wanted

this format.

Monday, 6 July 2009

Sketching at Heybridge. 9x12, Oils on board.

Heybridge basin is a lovely spot not only for

Artist`s but also for anybody who likes to look

at the Sea and to relax. I went there with

our Art club and did some painting and sketching,

and took some photos. this one is from a photo.

We even had a cream tea, (I shouldn`t have done

that). The two Ladies are Club members, and
the chap sketching is my painting friend Harry.

Friday, 3 July 2009

Rainbow Bay,New South Wales.24"x20".Oils on board.

This is a larger Painting of Rainbow Bay,

New South Wales.It was done from a Photo

that a friends Sister had sent him.At one

time the Water was absolutely covered

in,I can only describe it as Dirty Foam.

It looked terrible and scary.We haven`t

had the reason this happened, but as you

can see,it is back to it`s original self now.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Sketch for Australian Scene.6x8,Oils on board.

This is a Sketch for a larger Painting.I felt I

needed to sort the Painting out before I did

the larger one.I did this Sketch the day before

yesterday,and did the Painting a 24"x 20"

yesterday and today.I will post the completed

painting tomorrow,I hope.