I buddied up with Sue and went painting to the coast. It was a glorious day. Sunshine! Blue skies and seas and such a clear day the horizon line was such a bright blue instead of a haze. I started two paintings, but both weren’t finished as the light changed so much,with the sun going […]
Guess who has been to the Blackhall rocks again. This time I took a friend. It was nice to have a break to go over and see what she was up to, and it was a good reminder to drink tea. The palette I used is pictured below, but I am thinking of adding a […]
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 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’ve just got back from holiday. I went to Mayrhofen skiing. I didn’t injure myself this year, but my ski school group was small, allowing the instructor to ski our boots off. I am so wrecked I could barely lift my suitcase into the transfer bus. Skiing is a full body sport. Definitely need to […]
I used to have a camera that had no video capabilities. I tried to remember to take sequential photos of my paintings. I would always forget after a certain point. But here are the ones I found of my painting of Sam and Aya. It was painted in the spare room, using the square method […]
Having done one I decided I should tackle the sea head on, and I was fascinated by the rocks that had slowly been appearing as the the sea retreated. I think this one needs a good shuffle about at home, and although that’s what I was seeing, I don’t think it needs those clouds at […]
I went a little around the corner from where I was last time, the tide was going out. I know the sea goes all the way up to the cliffs at high tide. I did some reading on acrylic paint, and found that Winsor and Newton acrylic paints are designed to stay wetter for longer […]
I’ve done more to this one. I’ve developed an aversion to the texture of canvas. I shall have to gesso and sand it down before I start any more.