Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Catamaran.6x8,Oils on board

This is one half of a Catamaran at Whitstable.

There were dozens of them,but I was sitting

about Three feet away from this one painting

something else,and I fancied doing a study

of this particular half of one.I did a Sketch

as well as a photo,and I painted it at our

Art Club yesterday.

Monday, 29 June 2009

Fore.12x17,Oils on board.

This painting I concocted from a rough sketch

that I did at Beckenham Place Park.They do

have a Golf Course there but nothing was

going on at the time I did the rough Sketch.

I was there with a few friends from our Club

painting.But couldn`t resist sketching the

trees.I already had some drawings of Golfers,

and I put it together from the two.The Title

Word, Fore, is a Golf term that is shouted out

once you have hit the Ball and you see somebody

ahead,and that is to warn them a ball is coming.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Constable Country.9x12,Oils on board

This is another scene where Constable lived.

Just a couple of hundred yards from here is

his fathers Mill.There is a lovely pedestrian

Bridge which is the original one,but obviously

repaired over time.I shale be going there

again soon to do some plein Air work.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Willy Lotts Cottage.9x12,Oils on board.

Willy Lotts Cottage was painted from a very old Photo

that I had taken when I lived in Colchester.I have just

decided to paint it after all this time.Where you see

the Window was my Bedroom when I was having

a weeks tuition at Golding Constable`s Mill.

Golding was Constables Father.And Willy Lott

was an Artist that was a friend of Constables and

he gave him several lessons when Constable

first started painting.It is a brilliant Area to

paint,and I have several photos of that area

to paint yet.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

All coming in at once.6x8 Oils on board

I did this one from a photo.But it isn`t anything

like the photo, because I wanted to go mad and

paint my impression of it.I usually take my shots

outside leaning on the Kitchen window,and there

was a bit of wind and being very light,it kept

blowing off the frame.Three times this happened

and I had`to take it back to my studio to get rid

of the smudges.Who was it said that painting

was very relaxing,it certainly wasn`t me.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Industrial Scene at Whitstable.9x12 Oils on board

I had already done 2.5 paintings at Whitstable

on this day,but I fancied this scene as well,so

I took a photo of it so that I could paint it at

Home.There is also another Industrial scene

that I shall be painting from a photo later.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Sunny Day at Whitstable.6x8 oils on board.

This is my second one of Whitstable,but this one

was painted Plein Air except that I added two

figures to it at Home.I felt it needed something


Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Fishing Boat at Whitstable.9x12,Oils on Board.

I did a 6x8 plein Air at Whitstable on Sunday

last.then at Home I did this 9x12 oils from it.

I went with a few Artist friends to this place,

and we were spoilt for subjects.I did three

6x8 there and I will be doing one of the others

next.It was so Hot that my left Arm got

very red,more so than the Right Arm,my

Painting one.Peculier I thought.Brilliant

painting weather though.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Old building.12x17,Oils on board.

This building is in Beckenham Place Park.

I don`t know what they use it for these

days,It could be they use it as a Tea rooms

and other things.Originally it was a private

dwelling.I went there with a few friends

and sketched it then painted it at home.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Jaffa`s.6x8,Oils on board.

I love these 6x8 studies.They are so rewarding.

Nothing to say about them really except I

enjoy doing them

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Cherry Tomatoes.8x6,Oils on board.

I almost did these Toms`from life,but had`to

check on a photograph that I had taken of

them because the lighting in my studio was

terrible,( I`ve only got a poor old Shed ).

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Self Portrait.Pencil.

I did this Drawing of myself from a Photo
with the intention of doing a Painting
from it.I wasn`t happy with the
painting but will try again later.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Garage side entrance.6x8,Oils on Board.

I did this one this afternoon sitting in the Garden.

I couln`t go out,and I desperately wanted to do

a Painting.I had already painted my Studio in

the Garden,so I decided to do the garage.

My Wife Rosemary was doing a bit of Gardening

and kept getting in my way.I couldn`t complain

incase she clobbered me one.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Having a break.6x8 oils on board.

From a picture that I saw in a Magazine the other day.I just remembered Two people
sitting on a Bench in the Country somewhere.
So I depicted them having a break.