Sunday, 17 May 2009


Moored Boats Glasson Dock. Acrylic on Canvas Board. 11"x14"

I thought I'd include this painting I did a while ago by way of contrast. It's worked up from a photo with a lot more attention to detail. Unfortunately the boat in the foreground is now apparently abandoned and looking in a sorry state now.

Evening on Glasson Marina.

Oil on gessoed card, 6"x8"


Painted Plein Air recently.

Still Life

Two Handmade Glazed Jugs. Oil on linen 12"x16".


Plein Air Sketch

Rushy Field in Grizedale. Oil on gessoed card. 6"x8"

This sketch was done very quickly after a long afternoon painting. I noticed the new leaves on the trees across the field as I was returning to my car. I also liked the contrast of the bright greens with the warm colours of the rushes. So I quickly unpacked my gear and did the sketch. I'm quite pleased with some of the value relationships.

Friday, 15 May 2009

Daffodils and Pots. Oil on gessoed board. 6x8"

This painting was done very quickly one Sunday afternoon recently on a trip to visit my mum. I was keen to record the warm/ cool contrast and the way the daffodils glowed against the dark background. There were an interesting range of greens all created with a limited palette that didn't actually contain green.