Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Sunday, 11 December 2011
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.
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
Saturday, 3 December 2011
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Sunday, 20 November 2011
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
THERE ARE THREE MORE ON THE LANDER GALLERY TRURO!!
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
Monday, 24 October 2011
Monday, 3 October 2011
Monday, 12 September 2011
Friday, 9 September 2011
Sunday, 28 August 2011
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Thursday, 18 August 2011
Saturday, 13 August 2011
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
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
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
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
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.