Keep Your Distance

Pretty in Pink 6 x 6″ Oil on Panel SOLD As a painter I probably wash my hands more regularly than a lot of people to avoid eating nasty cadmium chemicals with my snacks and meals. And I even wash my hands before as well as after going to the loo so that I don’t end up with peculiar coloured …

It never rains . . .

One Green Bottle 12″ x 8″ Oil on Panel Framed £250.00 Click Here to Purchase . . .it pours. At the turn of the year we were experiencing very heavy rainfall here in Norfolk and up in my loft I discovered that the roof was leaking everywhere. My heart sank knowing that repairs would be costly. A period of visits …

At Home

At Home 8″ x 8″ Oil on Linen £160 Click Here to Purchase For an Artist self isolation is pretty much the norm. It’s what most of us crave – solitude, peace and quiet. The conditions for concentration and inspiration. Over the coming weeks it’s very likely that increasing numbers of people will be self isolating and spending more time …

Green!

Norfolk Jonquils 3 18x14cm Oil on Linen £99 Click Here to Purchase I often use coloured card in my set up and following on from the yesterday here is the same subject with a high chroma background. . . . a bit different then? . . . .

Variations on a Theme

Norfolk Jonquils 2 18x14cm Oil on Linen SOLD Doing a short series of paintings with the same subject matter is an interesting challenge. While I am creating these still life set ups I fiddle with the positioning of the subject, alter the lighting and experiment with different coloured backgrounds to create the composition. It is surprising how one can change …

Putting ‘We’ before ‘Me’

Norfolk Jonquils 1 18x14cm Oil on Linen SOLD I dare say that we could all do with cheering up in these strangely dark sinister days of climate change and pandemics – so here are some cheerfully colourful daffs. I have lots of these miniature daffodils, known as Winter Jonquils growing around the edge of my garden and in pots on …

Wave the Rules

Jug of Daffs Oil on Panel 6″ x 6″ £75 Click Here to Purchase Recently I have found that the more I paint the more ideas I get for further work. I have a couple of sketch books around the house and in the studio where I record ideas when they come to mind in the form of thumbnail sketches …

Left on the Shelf

Dictionary 6″x 6″ Oil on PanelSOLD The dark blue book is a 1939 edition of The Pocket Oxford Dictionary. Given it’s age I suspect that its had a few owners before me. I noticed that the corner of one page is turned in where someone appears to have been looking up ‘Pericardium’ which you no doubt know is a ‘Membranous …

The Answer my Friend . . .

First Daffs18x14cmOil on LinenSOLD The weather! Goodness me talk about sublime to the ridiculous. Saturday was like a spring day here in North Norfolk. Sunny, warmish and clear blue skies. The birds in my garden outside the studio were in fine voice. It was a lovely day. However, given the warnings in the forecast I did suspect that it was …