“Sea and Sand”: acrylic 24×20 inches

This past week I’ve been busy adding all the old blog posts into the new WordPress site here. They’re not all completed yet; I’m in 2017 with 2016 still to go. A few images are missing; I have to track them down, if I can. Also a few relatively mediocre posts without images have been […]

“Distant Isles”: oil 18×14 inches

Every so often I work a sea- or cloudscape entirely from imagination; like this one. Deep blues with touches of pink and mauve have always been a favourite colour combination of mine; unfortunately it is also rather tricky to photograph because digital cameras often fail to pick up the purple hues. The origin of this […]

“Sundown”: oil on canvas 16×12 inches

Have had a few tech problems trying to log into my blog account, but hopefully now fixed. With the onset of late autumn and the clocks going back to the proper natural time (GMT), things get a little more difficult for me in terms of taking decent photos of paintings. I always take mine outdoors, […]

“Hartland Cliffs”: oils, oilbars 30×22 inches

A fortunately dry and bright overcast day permitted me to get this canvas- board outside to photograph. Probably the biggest item I’ve worked on in recent times, but oilbars do tend to demand lots of space and elbow-room. The main shapes were marked out in pale blue before working from the top down (for the […]

Seagull Beach; pastel 14×14″

Have spent a week working periodically on this one. Another cloud and seascape picture using white pastelmat card with a starter wash of blue watercolour on it. Returned to square format because I wanted some extra height above the sea-line for the large cloud. I will put it up at DailyPaintWorks but am planning to […]

Rain at Sea: pastel 13×9 inches

Pastel on pastelmat card, 13×9 inches. I am finding ways to work on the sheets of white Pastel-mat card that I have had in store for many months now. White is not often a good surface to work on directly because the colours allow little flecks of white to show through. However this can be […]