Saturday, 30 July 2011

Sennen Cove, Cornwall.

I actually managed to get some painting done at Sennen in between the rather surreal fog that enveloped the place for almost 3 days. It was still really warm even in the light filled sea mist and a short drive of a few miles from the coast to Penzance saw you moving into virtually another climate where it was blazing sunshine. I will post more throughout the week in some sort of holiday order.

Friday, 29 July 2011

Sennen Cove , Cornwall.


17.5cm x 12.5cm acrylic on canvas board.

Been to Cornwall this week and managed to get a small painting done on the cliffs. Got sunburnt into the bargain as well.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011



10cm x 10cm oil on canvas board.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Friday, 15 July 2011

Wednesday, 13 July 2011



10cm x 10cm oil on canvas board

Monday, 11 July 2011

Practice Your Practice

The art classes have finished until September so it's a good time to incorporate some practice to supplement my own work. Looking at artists' such as Richard Schmid, (drawing), and the watercolours of Charles Reid, gives me the chance of working with other materials and styles.

So long as you remember that the object of the exercise is to learn from them and not call the work your own, absorb the lessons and develop your own style. I particularly enjoy the opportunity to work in watercolour as it's a much neglected medium of mine.

‘Copying the Masters was considered to be a part of the painter’s training, not the final product . . .’ Rian Hughes

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Speke Hall Still Life.

21cm x 14cm, acrylic on board. Mounted original £90, acrylic print ready to hang £28 and mounted print £13. U.K postage included.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Speke Hall Bedroom

21cm x 14cm, acrylic on board.

21cm x 14cm. Mounted originals £90, acrylic prints ready to hang £28 and mounted prints £13. U.K postage included.

I was back at Speke Hall again this Monday and worked up the painting from some photo’s I took; for obvious reasons no paint is allowed indoors. I was quiet struck by this scene in the child’s bedroom. All ready for bath night with a nightdress laid out on the bed next to a book of poems, it was if she’d return any minute. In the passage way stuffed birds in glass cases gathered dust and the silence of the hall was punctuated by the slow tick tock tick of a grandfather clock.