Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New in blue

Started on this one today. Inspired by a talk given by Ron Freeborn last week at the Eynsham Arts Group. This one has been painted directly onto canvas without prior sketching and working the paint whilst still wet.
This is just the background. The plan is to work some yellow tulips into the foreground.

Monday, September 15, 2008

New blue

Have started changing this over from red to blues. An improvement in colour scheme for the subject I think.

Postcards from France

I took my watercolours and a postcard pad, and here we have an offering from my son James, and a view from the balcony. I posted all the others before I took pictures of them (duh). I actually think James has the better composition.

Lots of painting to catch up on this week, I have 3 new canvases which should get finished. Busy busy :-)

Friday, September 05, 2008

South of France

For the next 7 days I will be here:
The light in the south of France is wonderful for painting so I hope to get some ink and watercolours started here.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

New work in progress

Time for a nude.....in red.
I haven't painted a BIG canvas for a while, all the recent commissions have been small-ish. So it was a real treat today to unwrap a new 3 x 2 foot canvas. I love the smell when you take the cellophane off. With this one I have painted pretty much straight onto canvas. The canvas has a coarser tooth than I am used to so these pictures just show the blocking in (which I have yet to finish).

Monday, September 01, 2008

I have a new website!!

I knew having the laptop in the kitchen would pay off eventually.... I've been able to build a new back-to-basics website. Thanks to some tremendous help from Arianna at Ihelm and and there have also been alot of near misses for the laptop being thrown out the window.
Any feedback would be much appreciated, especially from those of you with different browsers!


Been away....

and not painting much alas. Off to south of France on Saturday but I AM going to take some paints with me this time. I figured its high time I dug out my watercolours. In denial about the summer being over, moi? Damn right!