About a Lemon

About a Lemon 10″ x 10″ Oil on Panel Framed £220 Click Here to Purchase It’s been good to be working on these bigger paintings. The larger scale provides me with more options in composition. While working on these two recent pieces I have come up with an idea for the next painting . . .

Community

CommunityOil on Linen8″ x 20″SOLD I recently enjoyed a bbq in the beautiful country garden of a charming house in the lovely surroundings of the North Norfolk countryside. The husband of an artist friend of mine was there and conversation between three or four of us led to her pending exhibition which was opening the following week. A chap, who …

Ponder & Potter Time

Sweet Clems 14x18cm Oil on Linen SOLD I haven’t posted for a while as I have been planning work for forthcoming exhibitions. Typically I spend most of this time working on compositions – experimenting with new ideas and different props for still lifes and drawing and painting thumbnail sketches of these over different picture plane formats. If I am doing …

Sound and Vision

Family8″ x 15″Oil on LinenFramed£290Click Here to Purchase I moved into my studio about this time last year and because I like to listen to music while I work I took with me my CD collection. For some time now I have been trying to create more space in my studio. I have been doing in the studio what I …

A Reason to be Cheerful

Cheerful 6″x 6″ Oil on Panel SOLD Belated Happy New Year. It’s taken me a while to get going again after the Christmas break. It often does. I find January a strange sort of a month. There is the promise of new beginnings and that sort of thing but its still pitch black in the mornings when I take the …

2020 Workshop Dates

Painting Lively Still Lives 2 Day Workshops in Holt Norfolk UK £150 Level: Beginner to Intermediate I will take you through composition, draughtsmanship, rendering form and what nobody told you about colour. The group is limited to just 6 people so there is plenty of opportunity to learn individually from my experience, mistakes and frustrations over the years. And you’ll …

Trinity

Trinity 18x14cm Oil on Linen Sometimes, as with this painting, I am undecided as to how I am going to render the subject matter. After much deliberation, many cups of tea and  too many biscuits I might have a vague idea of what I’m after. I’ll say to myself “Well I’d better make a start” and from then on the …

Short Dark and Cold

Epoisses & Rioja 18 x 14cm Oil on Linen SOLD Back in the sweltering heat of the summer the manufacturers of the log cabin (my studio) at the end of my garden assured me that I would be ‘toasty’ in there with a small heater throughout the winter. Sadly this hasn’t been the case. I have failed to be ‘toasty’ …

Empty Promises

Wendy’s Blue Jug 18x14cm Oil on Linen SOLD Well its raining again . . . that’s reassuring. It doesn’t seem to have deterred the locals from voting though. I’ve just been to vote and our local polling station is busy. Maybe one of the party’s manifesto includes a promise to stop the rain – and in the current political climate it …

Propped Up

  Love Heart Mugs Oil on Linen 18x14cm SOLD I found these short mugs in a local charity shop. I thought that they would be fun to paint and the muted pastel colours would shift my palette. The colours of the mugs stacked like this reminded me of ‘Love Hearts’ sweets that we used to get as kids and I …