How a walk in Dorset nine years go was my inspiration for the painting Digging Deep.
Exciting News! I will be doing a Facebook Live Sale on Monday 10th December at 6.30pm. I will have some of my prints, my boxed notecards and even some original paintings in the sale. I am offering a 25% reduction on the usual price and P&P is included. The sale will last until 6.30pm (ukContinue reading “24 Hour Sale”
Anyone who has read my blog may have picked up that I’m don’t really paint much using watercolours. I paint in oils and acrylic and I’ve been using pastels recently, but satisfaction with watercolours has so far eluded me. I was thinking about this recently and it dates back to school. I was using oilsContinue reading “Watercolours!!”
I’ve been experimenting with working with pastels recently. Getting used to the properties and techniques. Here’s a colour study of some silver birch trees on Curbar Gap during winter. Dry pastel on cool blue grey paper 160g 30cmx22cm. This is going to sit for a while now while I evaluate it. I’ll be lookingContinue reading “Afternoon pastels”
The first signs of autumn are here. Leaves starting to turn, end of the blackberries, a cool crisp chill in the air first thing in the morning, misty days like today. I love the autumn colour, although its also tinged with a touch of wistfulness for me as well. The close of the summer, noContinue reading “First Signs”
I put up a post a few days ago about working with triads of colour. I said I was looking forward to trying out the principles with acrylic paint to see what that might be like and it’s been great fun. Peak District I have found painting the landscape in the Peak District to be anContinue reading “Hue”
Following some pretty wet weather the bluebells are out at Linacre. This time of year is one of my favourites for the stunning beauty of the beech woods and the carpet of bluebells that seem to hover a few inches above the earth, below glorious bright green canopy of the trees. Spring Each year, asContinue reading “Bluebells at Linacre”