Saturday, 1 October 2016

Raging torrent.

More water, this time a fast moving river. Again painted with a palette knife, with lots of lovely contrasting colours.

Raging torrent.  oil on board. 8 * 8 ins

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Quiet reflections

This is a small painting done mostly with a palette knife which is most enjoyable!

Quiet reflections.. oil 8 * 8 ins

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Northamptonshire Open Studio Trails 2016

Please put these dates in your diary and pop along to Hannington, see some great work and have a cuppa.  It will be great to see you. There is also a Central Exhibition at the Alfred East Gallery with more great works.

27th August - 1st October.
Open Tuesday - Saturday...

10.00am - 4.45pm

Alongside the work contribiuted by all the artists takeing part in NOST each artist contributes a Mini Masterpiece to be exhibited around the Gallery.

Two's Company. oil on board 5*7ins


Sunday, 7 August 2016

Memories from a lovely time in the Creuse Department of France.

The River Sedelle which was so beautiful I could have spent the entire holiday painting up and down the river with all the gorgeous views. The light through the trees and the ever changing colours in the water.

River Sedelle, France.  oil on canvas

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Weekend at Staithes Art School

A good weekend in Staithes at the Art School, with Robert Brindley as tutor. These two in the Beck just waiting for a painter to happen along!

A couple of visitors.  oil on board. 10 * 12 ins

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Gargilesse, France.

Another reminder of a wonderful holiday in Les Marronniers in the tranquil Creuse Department of France's Southwestern Limousin Region. I originally painted this after a lovely lunch at the Hotel des Artists. However things did not go well and I scraped it all off when I returned to the Studio at Les Marronniers. I was very disappointed because the light was so gorgeous, so here is my attempt painted in the studio, with the memories of that day.

Gargilesse, France.  oil on board  10*12 ins

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Sun and dappled light at Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens

How wonderful to finally emerge from the gloom that has hovered over the East Midlands for what seems to be weeks. I was at Kelmarsh two weeks ago sketching in the cold, so it was lovely to be back in the warmth.  Although in amongst the trees I was still wearing my fleece!

Kelmarsh Woodland Walk.  oil on board. 10 * 12ins

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Last French painting!

This painting was half done whilst I was still in France, and now finally finished off in the Studio.  The work is the Studio at the The Marronniers (the chestnut trees) where I stayed.  The sunshine reminds me how lucky we were with the lovely sunny weather!

The Studio, Les Marronniers. oil on board

Saturday, 14 May 2016

St Benoit du Sault. France

The last day I was in France we visited the beautiful town of St Benoit du Sault, which had a large medieval part. By the time I came to paint this lovely corner the sun had gone and the light was very flat. However when I got home I found a had a great photo in full sun, so I have tweaked this painting to bring in the sunshine.

St Benoit du Sault.  oil on board

Friday, 6 May 2016

Argenton-sur-Creuse, France

Mill House. Beside the Creuse River.

Argenton-sur-Creuse, France. oil on board 10*12ins

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Le Moulin de la Folie

The Mill of Madness! Crozant, France.

A really gorgeous location with wonderful weather.

Le Moulin de la Folie, River Sedelle. France.  oil on board 10*12ins

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Looking forward to France

I have just painted this from an old photo I took somewhere in the south of France, several years ago.

I'm off next week painting in France in the Limousin area.  I have never been there but it looks rather lovely. The weather looks just a very few degrees warmer than here! Hat and gloves in my case.

Sun and shadows.  oil on board.