Friday, 30 October 2009

Well Woods. 10x12, Oils on Board

Another Palette knife job. It is in a local woods called "Well Woods" The reason for calling it that name is, I think, because at one time there was an actual well in there. Don`t quote me on that.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Don`t worry, it`s only a frog. 6x8, oils on Board

I started to paint this Frog with a Palette Knife, but ended up using a brush as well.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Tying up for the night. 12"x17", Oils on board

This is one of my older paintings. I haven`t had the chance to complete one for the last week. It is from a photo that I took when in Devon on holiday. These chaps were tying the boat up for the night.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Silver Birches 2. 9x12 Oils on board.

This painting was done entirely with a palette knife. It is my first attempt at this type of painting and I thoroughly enjoyed doing it. I liked the outcome butam a little concerned what other Artist`s will make of it. My wife Rosemary said she thinks it is a decent painting but didn`t like it. Oh! well, you can`t win them all can you?

Monday, 19 October 2009

Sansego. "17.5"x14" Oils on stretched Canvas.

This painting is from a photo that my friend Mariano sent me, and gave me permission to use it. He did his version of it, and if you look at his version ( you can click on his blog from my Blog ), it will prove without any doubt that no two Artist`s will paint the same subject anywhere near like one another.

I have been off the air for a whole week because I had lost my broadband connection. It was fixed this afternoon.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Portrait of an Artist. 9x12, Oils on board.

This portrait is of an Artist friend of mine. He is a realist painter, and a brilliant one. Years ago I had a few lessons from him but, although he taught me how to lay a wash and that sort of thing, none of his style rubbed off on to me I`m afraid.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Seal, somebody is chasing me. 6x8 Oils on board.

This seal looks like he is swimming away fast from something - to me anyway. He looks worried don`t you think?

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Oasts at Chiddingstone, Kent. 12x17 oils on board.

Oasts at Chiddingstone was painted some time ago. It is a lovely oldie England area that I have been to several times. Oasts, in case some of you don`t know, are for drying hops before making the beer from them. I don`t know the technicalities -
only that they dry the hops,sorry.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Young Robin. 6x8, oils on board.

I thought I would post this Robin to give you all a laugh. He certainly made me laugh. From a photograph of course. Honest, he really looks like this.