Thursday, 29 April 2010

Some new paintings

About time I added to my blog..not quite a painting a day! I have had a few fun painting days lately including an afternoon on the Beach at Camber and yesterday in London as my first day as a candidate with the Wapping Group. Went to Isleworth but despite being beautifully sunny when I left home it was grey and overcast all day in London. The company was good but didnt find it the most inspiring place to paint. Finished off with the traditional whitebait supper that starts and ends the painting season for the Wappers. Most embarrased to be painting badly with Trevor Chamberlain looking over my shoulder. I expect even he has bad days..just less of them!

Camber 12 x 16

Towards Fairlight from the Dunes 10 x 20

The River to Rye 12 x 12

Rising Tide Isleworth 8 x 10

Te Tames at Isleworth 8 x 10

Wednesday, 21 April 2010


Well havent posted anything this week but have done a few small paintings or sketchs:-)
Yesterday had to go to London on business but met up with Roy Connelly and did a couple of pochade box studies.Waslucky to bump into Ken Howard RA painting on Hungerford bridge. Not only is he a great painter he is a nice guy !

Today I painted with Chris Daynes and Rowan Crew on the Romney Marsh. Had a great time but have painted better ! Cant imagine Ill get any more done to post until te weekend and thats a bit doubtful as Im doing East Sussex Contemporary Art Fair.

Late Afternoon light, Hungerford Bridge  8 x 10

Tattershall Castle 6pm  8 x 10

me , my belly and Ken!

Towards Warehorne 10 x 20

Towards Wrehorne 2  12 x 12  Painted over an old painting, a mistake in this instance

Te edge of the field 8 x 10

Sunday, 18 April 2010

A Day at the Beach

Well oday spent most of day on beach at Camber and then Hastings..absolutely heaving it could have been high summer. Really trying to work on my figures but its so difficult with so many people about and with them always moving. Did 3 little studies at Camber then moved on to Hastings and did one 8 x 18. Also had fish and chips by the sea which was pleasant.
No painting now until Wednesday ..unless I manage to get ahead of my work load.

1st of day  at Camber , building sandcastles( cricket match in background:-)) 8 x 10

Last one 8 x 16 Hastings

Saturday, 17 April 2010

latest work

Well Im not doing any where near a painting a day anymore, but did do 4 today and a couple on Wednesday. Have tommorrow painting too so maybe I will get 7 or 8 done this week..

One from Wednesday looking from Udimore to Winchelsea 12 x painting those pines.

On the Rother..glad to see the cows back. Ive done this scene a few times before but its better when the Lillies are out!

Didnt do tis completely today. Started it last year biut done another 20 minutes on it as weather almost the same and cows back!
First of te day from Point Hill House, Rye  Stunning location and privaledged to paint there although it cost me this painting..apologies for poor photo!

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Its been a while!

Well its been quite a while since I posted on my blog. Have been busy at work and paly but not much painting. Went to Redrag Gallery in the Cotswolds which was good and will be showing work with them from June onwards. Had no time to paint there except a small sketch in a National Trust property thats name I cant for the life of me remember. Then on the following Wednesday took mine and Paul Raffertys work to hand in at RA and painted badly in London. This week Ive been at Centre Parcs in Holland with my family .. Again virtually no painted. Did two crap sketches there , didnt find anything to inspire me. On way back stopped in great Town  of Gent , painted one scene of River that I was fairly happy with and did a nocturne at midnite with my might light..thats really sad isnt it! No rude comments please!

National Trust House Chipping Norton 6 x 8

Centre parks Holland. 8 x 10 not much there to paint!

"nd one in Centre parks..much a do about nothing ! 6 x8

Nocturne Gent . Painted at midnite with regular disturbance from drunks, but as much fun as Ive ever had painting!

The New Bridge Gent..what a wonderful town..painting oppurtunities at every corner. 8 x 10 with pochade building upright for a change!