Saturday, 31 December 2011

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Watercolours from my Sketch Books

Weymouth prom. A4 watercolour on cotton paper
The elderly man in his army uniform sat for the whole hour as I painted this view

Boat yard winch engine A4 Watercolour and ink
St Justs in cornwall has a hidden gem of a traditional boat yard with a wonderful (still used) engine used to winch out the boats on wheeled cradles.

Sun Rise Falmouth Docks, Cornwall. Oil on canvas


30" x 24" Oil on Canvas

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Falmouth Working Boats

Falmouth Working Boats beached
Oil on Board

Falmouth Working Boats Racing
Oil on board 4'x2'

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Water Colours

Water colour. Fowey River up at Mixtow Creek

Copying an old master helps me to understand how the paintings were put together
Always a lot harder than you think!!

Water colour

Sketch Book Revisited

These are some sketches from the recent past. 

Pencil on watercolour paper
This is my reflection from our kettle

Pencil on coloured paper

Pencil on paper Portscatho Harbour

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Lander Gallery Christmas Show. Cornish Original Oils

St Anthony 12"x10" Oil on board

Boat laid up in Truro 10" x 8" Oil on board

Falmouth Docks A4 Oil on board

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Lander Gallery Truro. Cornish Original Oils

Sun set over the Carrick Roads 10"x8" Oil on Board
Looking towards Falmouth

Old Boat Truro 8" x 10" Oil on Board
A short walk from the studio down Malpas Road

St Mawes looking towards Place 10" x 8" Oil on Board
Early morning looking for shells


Monday, 24 October 2011

Monday, 3 October 2011

More Fish

Water Colour and Pen on paper

Water Colur and Pen on Paper

Monday, 12 September 2011


Gar fish, Gurnard, Bass, Guppy & Red Bream

Mackerel with Bass

Mackerel with a Red Bream

Friday, 9 September 2011

September Collection Oil Paintings

Been busy finishing off the following pictures:-

Kaos at Turnaware
Oil on board 32" x 21"

Classics sailing out from Fowey
Oil on Canvas 30" x 24"

Tug laid up at Turnaware
Oil on Canvas Board Approx 24" x 20"

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Sketching Portscatho Regatta

Clockwise from top left.

  • Rain storms make any August bank holiday complete .
  • Bunting up ready for the party!
  • Boats in the harbour.
  • Dingies on the slip way.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Coast Path towards St Anthony's Light House

Oil on board 12" x 10"
The most beautiful walk on the Roseland just outside Portscatho

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Kaos at Turnaware

Oil on board

This is part of a painting I am currently working on. A bit mean of me to only show a part of the complete composition but I want to hold back on this one!

Saturday, 6 August 2011


Rowing up Point Pill to watch the duck race
Water Colour on brown paper A3

Clockwise from top left: Classic boats arriving. Classics racing out in the bay. Entrance to Fowey. The Bonbay Duck Race from Point.
We had a wonderful time in Fowey and enjoyed sailing our dipping lugger Kaos around watching the yachts and sketching from her. Not been the most stable platform to draw from, it gave my sketches a "wobbly" feel! Back to the Studio Monday.


Wednesday, 27 July 2011


Going to set sail towards Fowey tomorrow. Hope for a great event and chances to sketch and paint the wonderful yachts I love.

Water colour and pen sketch from Plymouth Classics in Sutton Harbour Plymouth.

Sketch Books

Pen sketch of Portscatho from my small sketch book I have kept with me for the past year, 
(nearly full now).

From the same book a water colour and ink sketch of yachts anchored at the mouth of the river Fal.

From my larger occasional Sketch Book. The Percuil River behind St Mawes in water colour with pen.

A water colour sketch done on my way to Portscatho along the Percuil River. It started to rain and you can see the rain marks on the background, (yes I was wet when I got there)!

Pencil drawing of a boat in Portscatho Harbour with a lady providing the perfect foreground.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Old Tank Road at Turnaware

Oil on Canvas 22" x 20" (approx)

This painting started out as a water colour sketch on site in the spring. I worked it up into this panting. I glazed the painting down before lifting the tones for the light through the trees. This is the tank road that was used to load ships during the "D" day operations.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Turnaware beach

30" x 24" oil on canvas

On yet another sitting I am finally happy with the over all tones of this painting. I will allow the oils to dry over the next few weeks and will then add a varnish. I am undecided if it will require a tinted coating as I like the fresh colours. UPDATE 11/08/11: I have added a tinted glaze then brought the light tones back up to add depth to the picture. Now I have to wait for it to dry!!!!!!

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Turnaware beach

Oil on canvas 30" x 24"

I have started this picture after been anchored at Turnaware last weekend. I started by doing a water colour study on site, the campers on the far shore had their camp fire going for breakfast! In the studio I first filled out the canvas to make sure the tonal effect was correct. Next couple of days I worked on the detail of the overall picture and the figure with the boat. This painting is now drying so I can do some glazing down so I can pick out the light. I will update as this picture develops.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011


Pencil A4

I have always enjoyed detailed work. The shells were from my little collection, I do try to restrict it to a small box, so find a new shells and one of the old ones goes back to the beach were I suppose they really belong.

Tug laid up the river Fal

A3 Water colour

This Tug has been up the river for a few years now and we were on our boat tied to the pontoon in front of her, while we were waiting for engine spares I couldn’t resist painting her in morning spring light.