Blog

Welcome to the blog. An ongoing account exploring the practicalities of painting including locations, inspiration and ideas.

Cornish Landscape

06/07/15

Paintings can be a long time in the making. ...more

Portrait Sketch

07/02/15

Using a primary colour ground. ...more

Effective backgrounds in figure studies

01/06/14

Using an uncomplicated back ground to enhance a subject. ...more

Brushwork in oil

11/04/14

Exploiting the full potential of oil paint ...more

Drawing in Pastel

24/01/14

A Change of mediums. ...more

ING Discerning Eye Founder's Purchase Prize

14/12/13

Very rarely is it possible to find the perfect composition. ...more

Autumn Landscape

02/11/13

Using opaque and transparent applications of paint to best effect. ...more

Sketch book life Studies

27/09/13

Using smell atudies to refine and develop line and colour. ...more

Using abstraction

16/08/13

Exploitng the rapid drying time of acrylic paint. ...more

Summer Colour

08/07/13

When summer comes, it can be a challenge to find variety in colour. ...more

The sun almost shines

13/04/13

Exploring a familear location in watercolour ...more

Portrait in Watercolour

22/02/13

Hand made paper makes each painting unique ...more

A Change of Season

17/12/12

Working from the pochade to develop larger scale work. ...more

Preliminary Sketches and Studies

30/09/12

The value of preliminary sketches and studies. ...more

Life painting and watercolour

14/07/12

A large sheet of paper is a great opportunity to explore. ...more

Lucian Freud Portraits

09/04/12

The National Portrait Gallery offers plenty of food for thought. ...more

Lympstone

03/03/12

A spring like day on the Exe estuary. ...more

An Unexpected Sitting

28/01/12

Painting a casual sitter. ...more

Some thoughts on drawing.

19/12/11

An important part of working practice is regular drawing. ...more

The value of painting outdoors.

05/11/11

In quest of inspiration. ...more