This was an old view from work. I smuggled my phone in just to take the photo. Done in pencil. Probably a good exercise for me as there was no colour so i got my tonal values. Boom boom.
Even though this isn’t a brilliant painting, it’s one of my favourites. It’s one were I finally started learning the value of values. 😉 I quickly painted this before scurrying back to the hall as the rain came, and then spent a rainy afternoon fixing the bright colours I’d put in on the hill.
Painted at the same time as the pink geraniums. I’ve even helpfully noted down my colour palette. I fell out with yellow ochre at a young age, and had a long relationship with raw sienna. Now I’m very happy with Micheal hardings transport french yellow ochre.
There used to be a county open art exhibition. I got two in, probably around 2014. Can you spot which two are mine? The exhibition was held in Shildon Railway museum.
I said I had a road phase, snapping photos when sat in the passenger seat. What I really like is bright colours, and green. Looking at all these old paintings I am wondering why it took so long to learn values….
This was from around 2014. A bit better than the older ones but still loads of room for improvement.
I have painted Horsley Hall before. This ones in watercolour, with some white gouache to touch up the snow. I really hope this is just a blurry photo…
A friend of my mums is Norwegian, and lives in Canada. This is her old family home in Norway, that she often goes back to visit.
The more eagle eyed among you might notice that my dogs have snuck into a pet portrait commission. You may also notice a fourth animal. This was done as the client is a family friend and and our dogs often played together. They also really liked my masters show pieces based on Africa and camouflage, […]
I can’t remember what year I painted this but it was before 2012 and from the quality of the photo, before 2011. I had a road and moors faze. This was painted in oils on canvas and was bought as a present for a family member living in London.