Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Studio Picture

Thought Id post my most recent work. As any of you who read this blog know im really an outdoor painter, but I was asked by a close friend recently to paint a picture from a small photograph, which im not mad keen on doing. To make it worse the photo was of a small group of trees standing on a hill beside a motorway:-) I nearly gave up before I started. Ive attached the finished or almost finished result..I had fun with it and tried to add some drama but it still looks a bit bland to me ...Thats it for now
The photograph
My picture, Dans trees 20" x 40" oil on canvas( nice Russell and Chappell canvas:-) )

Thursday, 3 March 2011

A few days in France and other stuff.

Its been along time since I posted on my blog but also quite an eventful time. I ve been filmed for BBC2 show called "Show me the Money" which is supposed to be aired on 28th of this month at 5.45pm. I hope I didnt embarrass myself too much and although i did not get selected for the Final Show it was quite enjoyable. I also had 3 of my paintings hung in the Royal society of British Painters Exhibition at the Mall Galleries and two in The Wapping Group Show at the same gallery.I have had a miserable time painting ..mainly because I havent been doing much. Ive had problems at work and the weather has been terrible so going to stay with my friend paul agin in the Cote D Azur was a very welcomed break. My friend Tony Dakin and I just had a long weekend there and although the weather wasnt great we managed to get a fair bit of work done, most of which Ive posted below (warts and all as usual) I was happy with 2 or 3 but there are a couple of real turds:-). Today it felt like Spring and the weather and atmosphere was glorious..alas no painting. Not long until the weekend so I just hope it stays like it! Thats it for now.
French Mackerel 12 x 16
Under The Parasol Pine Paloma Beach cap Ferrat 12 x 16
Tree study Cap Dantibes 16 x 12(turd)
The Old House Cap D Antibes 12 x 16

Lunch time on the promenade Nice 12 x 12( turd)

Antique Market Nice 12 x 16
Fountain study Mougins 16 x 12
Cap Ferrat 12 x 16
On the Cap Dantibes 8 x 6
TParasol Pine Cap Dantibes 16 x 12
French fishing boat 8 x 10
Distant Mougins 6 x 8