Thursday, 7 September 2023

Update and complete

As I said in my previous Post, I would update you with this paintings progress.  Glad to say it has now been completed and I'm pleased with this version (yes, there will be other versions in the future, but the weather will be different).

Hopefully I've conveyed "Distance" and the feel of a day after the rains (the puddles tell the viewer what the weather has been).

and here's a couple of close-ups:

the Texture is the weave of the canvas, but this doesn't actually show up as obviously in real life, it must be how the camera has captured it


Now to concentrate on another artwork, I keep busy with paintings-in-progress and lovin' it.

Sunday, 27 August 2023

I got a mention

Still busy with my exhibition over at Lynmouth in the Exmoor National Park Centre.   Sales have continued and those paintings replaced with some new ones.  

I'm currently busy preparing some more new works, but they take time as with Oil paintings they need time to dry - plus adding a detail or two, at least this is when the paint is applied thinly.  

For the textured works, where the oil paint is applied thickly (I use a palette knife), these cannot be added to when that first paint is dry - Why?  because ultimately that First layer of paint will still be drying under the newly applied layer, and will cause that top layer to crack.  So planning ahead has to go into the paintings.  

Today, I continued working on this painting...and had my photo taken with it..(click the image below for a closer view)


I have done some more work on this painting in the home studio and, at the moment, I consider the painting complete, although it will now dry for a week or two.  I'll update with a photo once I know the painting is totally finished.

Sunday, 6 August 2023


Exhibiting at the Exmoor National Park Centre in Lynmouth recently. Not only exhibiting but also setting up my easel and painting there. So much interest from visitors and its lovely to meet them and stop and chat.  Sold paintings too, so a win win for the Centre and means I can buy some more paints and canvases.


Monday, 31 July 2023


 So sorry I didn’t add Comments over the last week. Somehow life got in the way and I was very remiss!

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