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. […]
I have an exhibition coming up in March. It’s quite surreal to have my name in such a ‘letters after their name’ line up. The exhibition was organised by Stuart Jones, who invited me to exhibit. I’ve got all my paintings framed, they’re now safely stored on the wall in the living room until it’s […]
Part of the painting a day challenge is after dark, after work, or in stormy weather, finding something to paint. I’ve always been meaning to paint my mums cyclamen plant. Bright colours, challenge of the symmetrical pot, and now I can add a contrasting background with my shadow box. First attempt didn’t go so well. […]
I went away on holiday, and it snowed here! I just caught the last day before it melted. Here’s the new set up! I forgot paper towels. Note assistance dog number two exiting stage south. Preparatory sketch and brush roll. I was aiming to keep the details loose, and capture the light in clear blocks […]
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.
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….
Painted this one ages ago. Even sold it to the lady up the road. I painted it from life, but the plant only had one spray of flowers, so I kept turning it around. Cubism for beginners!
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.
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 […]