Sunday, 31 October 2010

A Yorkshire Farm. 9x12, Oils on board.

This painting is from a photograph that I have had for some time. I liked the darkness of the Tree that seems to lighten the building.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Kew Bridge 2. 12x17, Oils on board.

I had painted this subject a little while ago, but I wasn`t too happy with it, so I painted it again in the last couple of days. I`m more happy with this one. Kew Bridge is situated in the area of Strand on the Green.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Shoreham 3. 12x17, oils on board.

This is the third painting showing Shoreham. It`s only about two thirds like the actual scene because there were a couple of things I didn`t like, so I altered them, as we all do eh?

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Another from Shoreham. 12"x17" Oils on board.

I can`t leave Shoreham alone can I? I will be going again next week. This one is to the left of my last posting. And there is another one to come.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Shoreham Plein Air. 9x12 Oils on board.

A friend and I went over to a place called Shoreham in Kent. I have been there several times, and it is where as a child from the age of 4yrs went to pick Hops. They were brilliant times. Now as I have said I go there to paint Plein Air, and it is a fantastic place to go not only to paint but for a lovely meal in the local pubs. Our favourite is the Crown public House. My Wife Rosemary and I went there when we were courting. We seemed to prefer Sausages and chips in a basket. We sat by a roaring fire in the Winter Months.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Our Weathervane. 9x12 oil on board.

Our Weathervane is fixed to the side of our garage, I`ve been wanting to paint it for some time now, and finally managed it on Wednesday of this week. I sat in the garden and did the start of it but completed it in the studio.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Limpsfield 1and2. 9x12 oils on board.

The second painting was done completely plein air. The first one was started plein air but mainly completed at Home. As I was doing the second painting a load of children came by with their Teachers. Then the conversations went on and on for ages. The teachers were asking me technical questions, and the children, well I don`t know what they were asking except that they liked the painting. As they left, they all clapped me. It really gave me a big lift. I am not happy with this one but left it as it was. The first one was started plein air but mainly completed at Home. The sky was completely flat and gey as the painting depicts.