“Rosy Stars”: pastel 14×13 inches approx

This second week of January has been manic. So much so that I’ve had barely time to pick up a pencil, let alone do any drawing with it. So this post’s painting is a little more sketchy than usual and rather unfinished in places. Not only that, but I’ve had to wait a number of […]

Lighthouse, Portland Bill, England: aceo, watermedia.

Shaking off the Christmas couch-potato syndrome is a little easier when working a small painting; it’s focused, doesn’t take too long to prepare and gets the mind into a constructive phase. At present I’ve got two ACEO cards in progress, plus a sketched phase for a new floral pastel. Today’s image is ideal for an […]

Start Point, Devon: line and wash, 5×8 inches

Last year, I had planned to do more oils, but somehow very few worthy ones materialised. I get the strong feeling that my work is shrinking in size….except for the pastels, these remain around 8 to 10 inches square or slightly larger rectangles (dictated primarily by the fact that pastel-sticks are quite chunky). This shrinking […]

Square Dance; pastel 6×6 inches

First and foremost, a notification that my main static website will be having a face-lift very soon; before the end of this year and quite likely not long after this blog post has been activated. See the end of this post for more details. I did this for a bit of leisure, as opposed to […]

Gathering Clouds: watermedia, 3.5×2.5 inches

I am not in a frame of mind for producing larger pastel pictures right now. With just a couple of weeks to go before Christmas I am running out of time to give to preparing sketches for new ideas. So, with a few blank templates still available in my “cut-up paper and board” drawer, I’m […]

Galloway Lighthouse with Cloud; 2.5×3.5 inches

Continuing the small ACEO themes, using Hydrus watercolours and white gouache; this has long been a favourite view of the white lighthouse at The Rhins, Galloway. Painted on hot-pressed watercolour paper, 2.5 x 3.5 inches (9 x 6cm). It was incredibly windy when I stood there with camera and note-book, quite impossible to paint. I […]

Clouds at Severn Beach: watermedia 3.5 x 2.5 inches

A small painting on spare mountcard, cut to ACEO size of 3.5 x 2.5 inches (I’ll leave you to convert that to centimetres). I did it primarily to find out whether it would work as a larger oil painting and can now decide whether or not to go forward with it. The view looks across […]

Cumulus: watercolour 3×2 inches

Really too busy for much painting these past two weeks. Strong gales have wrecked several garden structures, requiring much clearing-up, leaving little energy for quality production. This is a little imaginary scene, again on a very small scale. Painted on smooth white mountboard, using Hydrus watercolour and some white gouache. The size is just 2 […]

Nutshell Bridge, Stroud Canal; acrylic 6×4 inches

Having now found a frame for my Marmalade Rudbeckias, I am sorting the framing for my other exhibition-intended pictures. In between that I have been working on another small-scale painting, the result of which is above. This one proved a little more tricky to execute, being smaller than its buddy from a couple of blogposts […]

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