Thursday, 24 December 2009
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
Saturday, 19 December 2009
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
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
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
Monday, 7 December 2009
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Saturday, 5 December 2009
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Saturday, 28 November 2009
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
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
Monday, 16 November 2009
Saturday, 14 November 2009
Friday, 13 November 2009
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Saturday, 7 November 2009
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Monday, 2 November 2009
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
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
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
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
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
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
Sunday, 4 October 2009
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.
only that they dry the hops,sorry.
Thursday, 1 October 2009
Monday, 28 September 2009
Saturday, 26 September 2009
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 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
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
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
Saturday, 5 September 2009
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
Monday, 31 August 2009
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
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
Monday, 24 August 2009
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
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.