|Udimore Pines 30" x 40" oil on canvas|
Saturday, 25 September 2010
Havent done a huge amount of painting for last two weeks, hence the reason I havent updated this blog. Ive been working on a big studio painting that Im donating to Benenden School Trust which they will auction in November. I missed last weeks Wapping trip but went this week to Richmond which was great. It was a lovely day and well attended with well over half the Wapping Group turning out and at a guess about 6 guests. Next wednesday is the last Wapping day of the year which is at Greenwich when the season is finished with Whitebait Supper. After that Im off to Maine for 8 days on Saturday..I cant wait. Ive just gessoed 30 boards, hope to use them all:-) Also this week my work is in a mixed show of still lives at Avery Contemporary Art in Cranbrook and at The Battle Contemporary Art Fair.Thats it!
|Johns view Wittersham 12 x 12|
|Udimore Pines 30" x 40"...studio worknot yet finished|
|On the Thames at Richmond 12 x 16|
|By the Lock Bridge 9 x 12, Richmond...wonky figure need sorting :-)|
|Late Afternoon Richmond Bridge 12 x 16|
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
Well havent had much time at all to paint lately which is a bit depressing. Last wednesday I went to Hoo Marina near Rochester with the Wapping Group. It was very interesting and despite the weather being very poor to start it ended up as a very nice day. I didnt do as much as usual just 2 16 x 12s. I spent alot of time looking around in particular at the Ships Grave yard. There must be at least 20 redundant Thames Barges in different states of decay, all tethered together on the waters edge. At low tide it was quite a sight but difficult to make work as a painting. There were also a couple ofvery nice barges which I always enjoy painting. On staurday I only managed to get time to do one painting in Rye. I found a great little corner up by the church but alas the idea was better than the execution :-) Supposed to be of to Mortlake Brewery tomorrow with Wapping Group but not so sure I can afford the time this week. Only 2 and half weeks to my trip to Maine, so lots to do.
|Thames Barge at Hoo 16 x 12|
|Barge Graveyard Hoo 12 x 16|