Sunday, 29 June 2014

I haven't added anything recently so here's a collection of what I've been up to. I have returned to life drawing (or painting) after a break which lasted years! My efforts are recorded below. I have also included some work that I have in progress and a number of sketches.

Sketch, oil on board.

Sketch, oil on board.

Sketch, oil on board.

Sandsend, White Horses, Oil on Canvas.

Sunset, Porth Leven, Cornwall. Oil on Board.

Sandsend Sea Defences 1, study. Oil on Board. Preliminary for a larger painting.

Crags above Wastwater, The Lakes. Oil on Board

Sandsend Sea Defences 2, painting in progress. Oil on Board.

Sketchbook, Stainforth.

Sketchbook, Watersmeet, Devon. White water study 1.

Sketchbook, Watersmeet, Devon. White water study 2.

Sketchbook, Stainforth, Yorkshire. Running Water study 1.

Sketchbook, Bempton Cliffs, study 1.

Sketchbook, Grasmere. Hills.

Sketchbook, Morley. Architectural study.

Sketchbook, Bempton Cliffs, study 2. Bempton Cliffs is a RSPB reserve with a large Gannet colony and the occasional Puffin, not there that day!

Sketchbook, Devon, flowers (name escapes me) study.

Sketchbook, Devon beach, study.

My pochade box, Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire and the sketch I completed, below. Trying to do this more to improve my painting and speed. Takes a little getting used too. As I have found, there are 3 types of audience when you are stood there - the people who pretend your not there (very British), the people who talk to you and offer their opinion and those hang around behind you, watching, but not saying a word!
Nostell Priory, garden study, oil on board.

Sketch, oil on board.

 Sketchbook, Staithes Harbour entrance, study.
Sketch, oil on board.

Sketch, oil on board.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Saturday, 24 November 2012

White Water, Cornwall. Oil on Board, 10"x10".

I have done this before but in Gouache, I was interested to do the same image in oil to see the difference. I like the wet feel of the oil and the bumps and lumps that give something to the painting.

Kirkstone Pass 1, Snow and Low Cloud. Oil on Board, 8"x8".

Driving from the sunshine of Ambleside, over the snowy Pass into sunshine in Patterdale. At the top of the Pass we were presented with a near monotone landscape. The near abstract subject was an exercise in marks, smudges and blending. I think I got the feel of the place.



Big Skies, West Yorkshire. Oil on Board, 8"x8".


Sunday, 16 September 2012

Sandsend Breakwaters in the Sunshine, Oil on Board, 16"x8".
Showing at: Trattles & Geall Fine Arts, Whitby.

Painted these breakwaters a few times now (and no doubt will again) as there is a lot going on in them. Waves building and breaking, reflections, colours, light, movement.