British Plein Air Painters has organised a program of paint out days. I managed to attend one in Manchester with the Northern Boys. As it was the only one I could attend, I made a special effort to get there. I have never been to Manchester before so I got totally lost, was late, and […]
View of Seaton Carew Beach and Hartlepool from North Gare Beach. Sand dunes at North Gare Beach. Last Sunday I had made very sensible, serious adult plans that involved going to the ‘toon to go to the bank, and while I was there seeing an art exhibition. This coincided with the fake spring we had. […]
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I always encourage my students to keep their old work, as the comparison can give quite a confidence boost. This work is seven years old, and it is good to compare to now. These are the farriers two pets. They kept the cat in so I could take her photo. I feel that although my […]
When searching for photos of a more resent work, I came across these two commissions from 2011. They did make me cringe, but they were the best I could do at the time, and were a stepping stone to the best I can do now. Holly. She was so scared of the dark her dad […]
I’ve been booked to do a demonstration called ‘soggy seasscapes’ on acrylics seascapes. I haven’t painted a full painting in acrylics for over ten years, since my tutor at university got me to try oils properly. Relearning how to use them is a process. Things I’d forgotten (even though I make my students use them) […]