“Hydrangea Woods”: oil 12×10 inches

Finally back to doing some constructive work, although not without various interruptions during the day. There are real disadvantages to working from home, too many distractions such as uncleaned floors and junk-piles to sort. It has become quite a mental battle to forcefully shoe-horn artwork into the day. However there are a couple of things […]

“Green Sunshine”; pastel 11×9 inches

Many hold-ups this past two weeks, unable to do any artwork, scanning, nothing at all. However, here we are with a pastel that was underway during the last post back in late June. The back garden apple trees are quite old and have twisted trunks and branches. This one is casting a lacy pattern of […]

“A Place to Reflect”; pastel 14×11 inches

Following my inner struggle to complete the recent small oil painting of marmalade jar and dish, I have managed to recover and successfully complete not one, or even two, but FOUR pastel paintings in the past week. Today’s image was begun last week on a sheet of white Pastelmat card. I chose white because although […]

“Honister Pass”: oil 12×9 inches

Very busy week, no real time for painting, but here’s the second of two small oils completed a week or so ago. The Honister Pass in England’s Lake District is a spectacular route through steep-sloping mountains, offering amongst the best views in the country. This painting is based on a view from near the slate […]

“Clouds over Portmeirion”: oil 12×9 inches

Oils on canvasboard, 24cm x 30cm (approx 12×9 inches). Another from North Wales…Viewing the sky from a high vantage-point close to the Town Hall in Portmeirion. In front of me directly was quite a lot of open space and flat rooftop, not exactly inspiring material….so I cropped my photo down to exclude all this and […]

“White Horses Tower, Portmeirion”: oil 8×8 inches

Finally, a new small oil painting, pretty much complete and now drying. It won’t go up for sale just yet but I may put it onto the website anyway. I am planning a little series of paintings from scenes around the model village at Portmeirion, North Wales. For those who know nothing about it, there’s […]

“Coastal Burn”: pastel 10×7 inches

The recent holiday was very, very wet and although I had taken my pastels and oils away with me, I had very little opportunity to use them. Today’s image is a pastel drawn directly of the view from the window of the holiday-cottage. The scene was dark, rather dreary but with enough mid-morning light to […]