Thursday, 30 April 2009

Scene near Edenbridge.9x12 Oils on board.

I did this painting from an old Watercolour one

I did some years ago to see if I could do a better

job of it, but it didn`t work out that way.

I think the Watercolour painting is better.

You can`t win them all can you?.

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Bob. 9x12, Oils on primed board.

I tried to do this Portrait of an Artist friend from a sketch

that I did of him,but I completed it from a Photograph.

Bob is a fine Portrait Painter and Artist of all media,

and I think he isn`t recognised enough.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Woods at Keston Ponds.9x12 Oils on canvas board

Woods at keston was done with our large club members present.

There was about six of us doing the same subject,and the conversation

between us was great and funny.But what intrigued me was the

different way that everyone did their painting,as I said,it was brilliant.

Monday, 27 April 2009

Cottage in the Lake district. 6x8, Oils on prepared board.

This Painting was done for a friend.He went to the lake district for a Holiday,

saw this Cottage, and took a Photo.So he asked me if i would do a painting

of it for him.I was happy to oblige. I only use a Photograph for reference.

I don`t completely copy it. It is always a good idea to completely copy a

Photo for practice only. copy it exactly as you can. It will help you no end.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Sketching at Hastings.9x12,Oils on prepared Board

This painting was done from a sketch that I did onsite.

It`s of two of my artist friends sketching at Hastings.

The light brown box between them is my lovely
Pochade which is the best painting tool that I have ever had.

Friday, 24 April 2009

A Place of rest.9x12 on prepared Board

I did this Painting yesterday morning. I know it isn’t the usual run of paintings, but I have been wanting to do this subject for a long time and finally managed it.

It only took me about one hour. It was a bit difficult because I had my pochade on my knees, sitting on a very small stool, on a small path, because of all the other graves. I didn’t want to sit on sacred ground.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Dislocation Day.9x12 on primed Board.

I did this Painting at Rye,It was a louzy day,raining and a bit windy.I tried to make it look

like it was on the day.On the way back to our Coach,I tripped and dislocated my Shoulder,

ending up In Hospital.Who said it is enjoyable Painting Plein Air?.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Burger King.9x12 on Primed Board.

We were on our way back from an exhibition which was being held at

the Mall Galleries, just off Charring Cross,when I spotted this couple on the Station.I really fancied doing a
Painting of them,so I took a Photo,and seeing the
Burger King Sign,I included that as well.
By the way,the exhibition was for "The Royal society of Marine Artists",and what brilliant Painters they

Monday, 20 April 2009

Hastings.9x12.on Primed Board

This Painting was almost completed on site,
but we had`to leave Hastings,our time was
up.So I completed it at Home.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Pear study.6x8,on primed board

Simply a Pear study. It was sitting in our Fruit bowl,
and I couldn't resist painting it.