Thursday, 24 December 2009

Small Holding. 9x12", Oils on board.

I`ve been painting this subject on and off for a week.
I`ve had an Electrician doing some work in my studio
for that period. I managed to do about 15min` each
evening, and it wasn`t comfortable at all. Plus I
had`to keep blowing the dust off of it as well.
I`m not complaining, just moaning.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Coming in to dock. 12x17, oils on board.

Coming in to dock was painted some time ago.
I swapped it with my friend Mariano for one of
his paintings. Great Idea of his. I`m glad he
suggested it.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Back Garden

Shot of our back garden.

Another shot.

This is our Car on our drive.

Snowed under.

I took these photos Thursday morning in the hope that I will be able to do some painting from them. At the moment it is too Icy to take the car out.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Switching off. 12x17, Oils on board.

Another one from Heybridge basin. Painted last year. This is another brilliant venue to paint at. Mind you there usually are a lot of people about so you will get disturbed. I have noticed that the public that are interested in looking to see what you are painting, don`t normally stay too long.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Barge at Heybridge Basin. 9x12, oils on board

I painted this one at Heybridge Basin last year. It`s a great venue with lots of subjects to choose from. I went there with our club members on a lovely Summers day. my friend and I had cream teas. I didn`t mention it to my Wife.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Apple and Banana. 6z8, Oils on board.

This is another painting that I did some time ago. I still haven't had time to paint anything new, but hopefully I will soon.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Thirties Phone. Drawing

I spent an hour on this Drawing last Friday, then completed it this morning. I do these drawings as an exercise and find them very helpful.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Jaffas. 6x8, oils on board.

I did these Jaffas some time ago, and as I haven`t had much time
to do any painting I posted them.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Hello my little one. 10x12, oilos on board

I couldn`t wait to paint this one. Doesn`t the little one look vulnerable?

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

St` Johns Church. 6x8, oils on board.

This is a small 6x8 Snow Scene of St` Johns Church itself, rather than just a landscape. It gets packed out to the seams sometimes.

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Outward Bound 3. Oils on Board.

I have painted this subject before, but this one I used a palette knife as well as a Brush. Also, I went mad with the colours.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Grey Vase. 9x12, Oils on board.

I did this painting about three months ago. It`s an unusual subject for me but decidedto give it a go. I found that Flowers are verydifficult to depict. But I know some Artist`s find them very easy.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Snow scene at St` Johns. 10x12, oils on board.

St Johns refers to a lovely Church just along the Road to us. I have sketched a lot in that area, and this was from a photo that I took last January when we had a lot of snow. I painted this yesterday.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Puffin 2. 6x8, Oils on board.

I did another Puffin this morning because I wasn`t happy with the other one. I feel much better about this version.

Sansego Bay 2. 10x12, Oils on board.

Another Sansego Bay. This one is done with a palette knife. I like the colours, but not too sure about the rest.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Great Tit. 6x8, oils on board

Another Bird. One more to do. In between painting them, I have completed a Seascape. I will post it tomorrow.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Puffin. 6x8, Oils on board.

A friend of mine asked me if I would paint a puffin.
I said, a Puffin? I don`t fancy painting one of those,
but I went for it anyway. I only hope she likes it.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Rook. 6x8, Oils on board.

This is a Rook. It looks a bit of a killer doesn`t it?
These are the ones that I think nest on top of large trees.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Jackdaw. 6x8, oils on board.

Here`s the jackdaw as promised. I`m not too sure about this one though. What do you think? Two more birds to go, then something else.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Perigrin Falcon. 6x8, Oils on board.

Another bird painting. I`ve been painting a lot of birds lately and I have a few more to go. My next one will be of a Jackdaw. They look like the villains of the species.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Philip. 9x12, Oils on board.

I did a sketch of Philip and colour notes, at our Art club, and did this painting from that. I struck lucky here, because it actually is a good likeness.

Monday, 2 November 2009

Just stopped Raining. 12x10, Oils on Board

This scene is from a place called Chevening. I went there last Friday with my usual painting gear, my rucksack and pochade. I intended to paint the local Church, but disaster - when I opened my pochade to start painting, there wasn`t a board to paint on. So instead of a painting I did a sketch and took my usual Photo. This is the result. It was a rather dull and coldish day, so I depicted it as "just stopped raining."

Friday, 30 October 2009

Well Woods. 10x12, Oils on Board

Another Palette knife job. It is in a local woods called "Well Woods" The reason for calling it that name is, I think, because at one time there was an actual well in there. Don`t quote me on that.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Don`t worry, it`s only a frog. 6x8, oils on Board

I started to paint this Frog with a Palette Knife, but ended up using a brush as well.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Tying up for the night. 12"x17", Oils on board

This is one of my older paintings. I haven`t had the chance to complete one for the last week. It is from a photo that I took when in Devon on holiday. These chaps were tying the boat up for the night.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Silver Birches 2. 9x12 Oils on board.

This painting was done entirely with a palette knife. It is my first attempt at this type of painting and I thoroughly enjoyed doing it. I liked the outcome butam a little concerned what other Artist`s will make of it. My wife Rosemary said she thinks it is a decent painting but didn`t like it. Oh! well, you can`t win them all can you?

Monday, 19 October 2009

Sansego. "17.5"x14" Oils on stretched Canvas.

This painting is from a photo that my friend Mariano sent me, and gave me permission to use it. He did his version of it, and if you look at his version ( you can click on his blog from my Blog ), it will prove without any doubt that no two Artist`s will paint the same subject anywhere near like one another.

I have been off the air for a whole week because I had lost my broadband connection. It was fixed this afternoon.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Portrait of an Artist. 9x12, Oils on board.

This portrait is of an Artist friend of mine. He is a realist painter, and a brilliant one. Years ago I had a few lessons from him but, although he taught me how to lay a wash and that sort of thing, none of his style rubbed off on to me I`m afraid.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Seal, somebody is chasing me. 6x8 Oils on board.

This seal looks like he is swimming away fast from something - to me anyway. He looks worried don`t you think?

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Oasts at Chiddingstone, Kent. 12x17 oils on board.

Oasts at Chiddingstone was painted some time ago. It is a lovely oldie England area that I have been to several times. Oasts, in case some of you don`t know, are for drying hops before making the beer from them. I don`t know the technicalities -
only that they dry the hops,sorry.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Young Robin. 6x8, oils on board.

I thought I would post this Robin to give you all a laugh. He certainly made me laugh. From a photograph of course. Honest, he really looks like this.

Monday, 28 September 2009

My Studio Easel

I thought I would show all those that are interested in my new Studio easel that my lovely Wife Rosemary bought me for my up and coming special Birthday.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Silver Birches. 6x8, Oils on board.

I went out and did this painting yesterday morning. It was a fantastic day for painting plein air. I only had an hour or so to do this, but I managed it in that time.
Where I was sitting with my little 6x8 Pochade, there is a pond, one of three in that area, and there were a lot of chaps fishing. I took some photos of some of them and will probably do some paintings of them, after cropping and the rest as one does.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Summer Tanager. 6x8, Oils on board.

Summer Tanager is from the South East of the United States and other parts. I would like to say that I went out there yesterday, spotted this chap, did a quick painting of him, and arrived back Home ( Kent England ) within 30 mins`.

As you know, it`s from a photograph.

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Harry 1. 12x17, Oils on board.

This is a portrait of my painting mate and fellow club member. I did it from a couple of sketches and a photograph. I did all the basics from the sketches, then completed it from the photograph. His Eyebrows are really like that - possibly a bit wilder.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Golden Eagle. 6x8 oils on board.

He was looking at me from one eye, seeming to say "you dare paint me!" So it was a good job I had a photograph of him eh?.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009


I drew a little Robin and then decided to do

a painting from it. And Robin 4, is the result.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Swan, 1. 9x12, Oils on board.

This swan is from a Photo of mine that I took

a couple of weeks ago. The water is made up

because I didn`t like the shape and tone of

the water that it was in.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Thames Barge 2. 9x12, Oils on board.

This is a Thames barge on the Norfolk Broads.

I think this painting is the most impressionistic

one that I have done, and I`m pleased with it.

This area is a very flat and open place. Hence,

there isn`t anything else in sight.

Friday, 4 September 2009

Thames Barge 3.12x17, Oils on board.

I did this painting some time ago. It`s of a

Thames Barge beached on the sand for

some reason or another. This was done

mainly from imagination and what I

had seen in the past.

Monday, 31 August 2009

Mannon at Pin Mill. 12x17, Oils on board.

This painting I did some time ago now,I painted

it for a friend. I had done a sketch of it, also the

usual photograph, incase. It was a day out with

the club Plein air`ing. It was a great successful

day. We also had lunch in a lovely Pub come

restaurant. This is the only time my Wife

Rosemary came with me.

Friday, 28 August 2009

Shoreham, Kent.9x12, Oils on board.

I went out to Shoreham in Kent on Wednesday.

I did one plein Air Sketch in Oils on a sheet of

oil canvas paper that comes in pad form.

I`ve never done this before but it was a

terrific experience. I simply rested the pad on

a fence and went mad with colour. I did this

painting from the sketch.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Landscape. 15x9, Oils on board.

This landscape is in the midlands somewhere.

I did it from an old photograph that I fished

out. I liked the buildings and all the clutter

that is around the buildings.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Self Portrait. 9x12, Oils on board.

I really do admire Portrait Painters. The ones

that I have done I have found to be very

difficult. And yet there are Artist`s that

don`t think twice about it, and just get

on with it without any difficulty at all.

I`m certainly not one of them.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Cottage at Ockley. 9x12, Oils on board.

A friend and I went to an Exhibition of another

friend. On the way back we stopped at a little

Village Green and found several subjects to

sketch,. This painting is from one of the

sketches. We also bought some sandwiches

and a coffee,sat in the car and munched away.

Great day.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Welsummer Cockerel. 8x6, Oils on board

No, I didn`t have to chase this Cockerel

to paint or to get a photo, I already had

a photo, thank god. I love the colours,

and the shape.