Monday, 30 August 2010

A few from the weekend.

Although it was Bank Holdiday weekend I didnt get much time to paint. Still got a couple of landscapes and a still life done though, so did get my fix. Dont know what if anything Ill manage to get done this week.Dont think Ill get a lot of time or opportunities to paint but will take my pochade box with me incase I get a bit of spare time.
The Old Oak 16 x 12
Walking the dog, Reading Street 10 x 8
Figgs 7 x 9

Saturday, 21 August 2010

HeyBridge Basin Essex

Not much painting this week although I did get to go to Heybridge Basin near Maldon with the Wapping Group. Really enjoyed it and its a nice spot. Its been facscinating discovering the Essex coastline and whilst it was never high on my wish list for venues to paint I have been quite suprised how nice it is. Below are my 4 efforts from the day.
Yellow yacht Heybridge basin 10 x 8
Rising Tide Heybridge Basin 8 x 10
On the river Heybridge Basin 12 x 16
Yachts Heybridge Basin 16 x 12

Monday, 16 August 2010

Paintings of Bath

Ive just got back from 3 mainly wet days in Bath. The idea was that Id get 2or 3 whole days painting in but with my lovely family in tow that was not the case. I just managed to do a day and a half and got soaked in the process. Still it was fun apart from the drive.This wednesday Im off to Malden with the Wapping Group. Hope weather improves!
On the Avon 10 x 8
Wet morning, Bath Abbey 16 x 12
Abbey Green 12 x 16
Mozart study,Parade Gardens 10 x 8
Wet day, Quuens Square 8 x 10
Dappled light Queens Square 8 x 10

Saturday, 7 August 2010

London Pictures

Well since I last posted I have done a lot of painting. In fact probably too much and  Im exhausted.Wont pick up a brush for a few days now. My friend Paul Rafferty came over for the week from France and although I couldnt get the whole week off I did get 3 days in total.. At short notice that was pretty good, but I will probably pay for it when I go back to work on Monday. I have also been suffering badly from gout,which is annoying especially as I virtually dont drink. Tuesday I was virtually bed ridden it was that bad. Luckily I was invited to stay in the house of one of Pauls friends in Barnes so we had early starts and late finishes but it was an intense and tiring 3 days. We were also lucky to be invited to paint at Sergeants old studio in Tite Street by Julian Barrow.Roy Connelly kindly arranged it so that was fun ..challenging though. Thats about it for now. Next week Im painting on Wednesday with the Wapping Group at Putney and then in Bath at the weekend  as Ive entered The Bath Open event.                                                                               
Trafalger square 16 x 12
Royal Opera Arcade 8 x 6
Path by the Thames Chiswick 16 x 12
Ynder the Rail bridge Strand on the Green 12 x 12
The Pink House Strand on the Green 1 12 x 16
Te pink House Strand on the Green2 12 x 16
The Band Stand St James Park 12 x 16
On The Mall 6 x 8
Early Morning light Putney 12 x 16
Trafalger Square Lion study 1, 12 x 16
Trafalger Square Lion Study, early evening 6 x 8
In Sergeants Studio
Picadilly Statue 16 x 12
Sergeants Studio 16 x 12
On the Corner of Gerrard Street 10 x 8
The house with the yellow door, Chiswick 8 x 6