Friday, 21 February 2014

Eat - Progress

Eat 16" x 20" x 3 Charcoal

From photos taken at Hertford Life Drawing......beginnings of drawings destined for Hertford Art Society Annual Exhibition. Not sure about them yet. I do have better, more interesting photos, I think.
Can anyone tell me why I am only able to resize two of the three images ? !

Boats 10" x 12" Watercolour

I thought I would practise with watercolour, because it makes sense to take watercolours to paint en plein air, rather than oils. Lighter, less fuss. My watercolours, however are 20+ years old and the tin is rusty! You cannot work well with crap tools!
This wishy washy excuse for a painting is all I did. I gave up, and got out the charcoal........................................................



Thursday, 6 February 2014


Terrible photo, sorry, it was getting dark.

En Plein Air - Brancaster Staithe

I had such a good time again, with brilliant company, including  Mo Teeuw , Haidee-Jo Summers, Gail Tointon, Malcolm Cudmore, Mari FrenchPat Tinsley, Candide Turnerbridger, Helen Herbert,  at the weather behaving, until the heavens opened at about 3pm, a scrummy lunch in the pub. I could wish for painting better paintings, but that will come with practise and experience. I did finally get to meet Peter Barker.............watched him paint, had a lovely chat..............icing on the cake!

Tuesday, 4 February 2014


I have started work on a commission today. Two portraits,  10" x 12",  both the same, a gift for the daughters of this lady, from her brother. 

Monday, 3 February 2014

Lunch 24" x 24" Oil

I have spent a couple of days wondering what to do about the background of this painting to make it a masterpiece (!) ;o  Asking advice on Facebook and playing with lots of options on Photoshop, but in the end I feel it grabs attention as it is. I might still fiddle with details, maybe darken the background, but it is done!