Thursday, 30 December 2010

Harry at Charing Cross st` 9x12 oils on board.

Harry is the one on the left with Cap. This is after visiting an exhibition. I, of course, am behind him.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Bluebells at Stafford Woods. 9x12, oils on Board.

I haven`t managed to complete a painting yet, but I started one yesterday, but can`t complete it now untill after Christmas, so I have posted one I did sometime ago. Bluebells. Happy Christmas everyone.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Train in a blizard. 9x12, oils on board.

Nothing to say about this one except that I enjoyed painting it.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Study piece. 8x6 oils on board

I mixed some different greens up and just splashed about. It certainly isn`t a master piece but I enjoyed the exercise. 45min` study

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Snow Scene. 12x17 oils on board

I painted this From one of my many photographs. The scene is in Yorkshire England.
I was really struck with the Shadow over on the left and the brilliant white of the snow on the roof of the cottage.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Up the Gangplank. 9x12, Oils on board.

I did this painting from a black and white photograph. I don`t know where it is. It was with a load of other of my snaps. I suspect it is in America somewhere.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Willy Lotts Cottage 1. 12x17, Oils on Board.

This is the second time I have painted this subject. I love it so much. The first time I painted it, I did post it, and told the story behind it, But I will briefly tell again. As Constable Fans know only too well that Willy Lott was a close friend of Constable, and he was an Artist as well. he gave Constable lessons in his early days as an Artist. This cottage was Willy Lotts Home, which was in the grounds of Golding Constable`s Mill. Golding was Constables Father. That little window facing the water is where I stayed for a week on a painting course. It was a brilliant tme for me, and holds good memories. They still hold courses there, and I would recommend a week there to anybody.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Outline of Boots. 6x8, oils on board.

While I was waiting for a board to dry for my next painting, I did this quick outline painting of our daughters Kitten, Boots. It took me 45min`.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

The last five.

Fresh Snow.

We have had a fresh fall of Snow. Apart from another five photos after this lot, that will be the end of Snow. Those who are interested in these Snow photos, must be feeling not only fed up but very cold looking at them. I haven` been able to paint due to the fact that my studio is too cold to be in there at the moment. It is too costly to have the heater on for too long.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

More Snow scenes

More Snow scenes for the lovers of Snow. There is one or two that was taken when it got dark, around 5.30pm.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

When we woke this morning

This is what we saw this morning when we awoke.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Impressionistic Boat scenes. 6x8 oils on board.

these two scenes are from one photograph. I wanted to paint two compositions. Although I am an Impressionistic painter, these two are more so.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Street Lamp at farnborough. 9x12 oils on board.

This is another scene at farnborough. I`s on the path to the church. You can see a bit of the church in the background. The actual scene is more tempting than the painting seems. I think no Artist could resist painting it.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Photos at Farnborough.

these are the photos I promised to post. This is at farnborough on a plein air trip.
Before we set off, It looked a poor day for painting, but it turned out a nice one after all.

Rain on the way. 9x12 oils on board.

A friend of mine sent me a photo of this subject and asked if I would like to paint it. he wanted to see my interpritation of it. He hasn`t completed his yet, so when he does, I`m sure it will show mine up. By the way this scene is in the Cotswolds.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Scene at Farnborough. 9x12 oils on board

I did this painting plein air yesterday. It was a terrific experience, not only doing the painting but because tons of people kept coming up to us and asking all sorts of questions, you know, the usual ones such as, How long have you been painting? I wish I could paint. Do you belong to a club, and the best one was, isn`t it lovely. We all want those remarks don`t we? I will try to post some photos of some of the people. They were mostly Ramblers.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Bridge, Trees and Rocks. 9x12, Oils on Board.

Bridge, Trees and Rocks. I couldn`t think of a suitable title to this painting, so I settled for this one.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Light against Dark. 9x12. Oils on board.

I found an old black and white photograph of this subject, and decided to throw caution to the wind and go mad with colour. This is the result. I titled it "Light against Dark" because that is the basics of a painting. If nothing else, this is what I aim for in a painting.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Arriving. 9x12, Oils on board.

I went to an exhibition at the Mall Galleries the other day. And As I was coming onto the platform at charing cross Station, The train was just about to come in, and I couldn`t resist taking a Photo of this person just starting to move towards the train.

Sunday, 31 October 2010

A Yorkshire Farm. 9x12, Oils on board.

This painting is from a photograph that I have had for some time. I liked the darkness of the Tree that seems to lighten the building.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Kew Bridge 2. 12x17, Oils on board.

I had painted this subject a little while ago, but I wasn`t too happy with it, so I painted it again in the last couple of days. I`m more happy with this one. Kew Bridge is situated in the area of Strand on the Green.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Shoreham 3. 12x17, oils on board.

This is the third painting showing Shoreham. It`s only about two thirds like the actual scene because there were a couple of things I didn`t like, so I altered them, as we all do eh?

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Another from Shoreham. 12"x17" Oils on board.

I can`t leave Shoreham alone can I? I will be going again next week. This one is to the left of my last posting. And there is another one to come.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Shoreham Plein Air. 9x12 Oils on board.

A friend and I went over to a place called Shoreham in Kent. I have been there several times, and it is where as a child from the age of 4yrs went to pick Hops. They were brilliant times. Now as I have said I go there to paint Plein Air, and it is a fantastic place to go not only to paint but for a lovely meal in the local pubs. Our favourite is the Crown public House. My Wife Rosemary and I went there when we were courting. We seemed to prefer Sausages and chips in a basket. We sat by a roaring fire in the Winter Months.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Our Weathervane. 9x12 oil on board.

Our Weathervane is fixed to the side of our garage, I`ve been wanting to paint it for some time now, and finally managed it on Wednesday of this week. I sat in the garden and did the start of it but completed it in the studio.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Limpsfield 1and2. 9x12 oils on board.

The second painting was done completely plein air. The first one was started plein air but mainly completed at Home. As I was doing the second painting a load of children came by with their Teachers. Then the conversations went on and on for ages. The teachers were asking me technical questions, and the children, well I don`t know what they were asking except that they liked the painting. As they left, they all clapped me. It really gave me a big lift. I am not happy with this one but left it as it was. The first one was started plein air but mainly completed at Home. The sky was completely flat and gey as the painting depicts.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Sheep grazing. 8x6, oils on board.

This painting is completely made up from memory. I have seen it somewhere. I have used a different colour mixture this time.