Category Archives: Non Wildlife Images

New painting video – Evening Glow over Dymchurch Bay

I really enjoy teaching painting at my classes and demonstrations and, with this painting called Evening Glow over Dymchurch Bay, I recorded on video how I created the painting and posted it on my channel on You Tube.  This is now available to view.  The painting itself is still drying but will be available to purchase shortly at £450.  I do hope you enjoy the video!  I’d appreciate hearing your feedback.

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Spring is on its way…?

Although winter often has a sting in it’s tail, the weather is usually fairly mild here on the south-East Kent coast. Cloudy skies and rain are usually the norm. A couple of weeks ago though, a sudden drop in temperature was accompanied by snow – the first in four years! This was an unexpected surprise and allowed me the opportunity to get out in the field and paint snow, one of my favourite subjects. Accompanied by my friend Rod Major I headed out to Hothfield Common and had an enjoyable day painting a small series of En Plein Air landscapes of the freshly fallen snow. I love the way that the snow reflects the winter sunlight and how it muffles and distorts sound, creating a mood of stillness and calm that’s all it’s own. The snow only lasted 24 hours before it melted away but I feel that these paintings capture the fragile beauty of an English winter.

Hothfield Common #3

Oil on canvas board 8″ x 10″

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Sunsetting Across Winter Snow.

 

Sunsetting across winter snow

I just wanted to share my latest image from last week. It is a study of a winter sky across the hills toward Lympne from Pedlinge. A 16″ x 16″ oil on panel and below are the five stages that i recorded during its making. I wanted to indicate to you the way that I approached this painting in these stages. I will be studying it myself over this coming week to see if I wish to add to the work before I sign and call it finished. I do hope that you like the work.

I will post a better image of the final stage as and when I have it.

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Cornish Painting Trip

 

My very first painting adventure in Cornwall.

15 paintings and several sketches made in 5 days.

Its taken a few weeks since my first trip into the South-West to put together all the paintings,  to photograph, frame and hang them. Not to mention add them to my online shop as products for sale, finally adding them to this new post, the first for a little while.

The 10th of October saw me drop my youngest son Barnaby off to university in Falmouth to study underwater and conservation photography . It gave me a fantastic opportunity to realise a long time ambition to paint in the wonderful county of Cornwall. Its wild landscape and rugged coastline has inspired me for many years without the opportunity to record it along with my thoughts in oil. So I decided to spend five days out from my gallery in Hythe to do just that.

Here are the paintings

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Porthleven Sunset

Plein air oil on panel 7″ x 16″

This is the first image of my trip, after I set up my tent on a hill high above Porthleven ,I went exploring and found this exciting first glimpse of the dramatic coastlines in store for me to see.

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Lizard Point

Plein air oil on panel 10″ x 8″

This is the first of three images on the Lizard peninsula that i made on the Sunday. I hate heights so it took a lot for me to paint this image to begin with.

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Lizard Harbour

Plein air oil on panel 7″ x 16″

This is the second painting from the Lizard, this time at the waters edge and the tiny harbour for the small fishing boats. I was also inspected by a large Atlantic Grey Seal whilst painting.

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Keyence Cove

Plein air oil on panel 10″ x 8″

The final painting made on my first day a mile or two from the Lizard. Keyence cove I am told, is reputed as one of the prettiest coves in Cornwall. I so enjoyed this painting despite the great height again.

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St Michaels Mount from Marazion ( Windy Evening)

Plein air oil on panel 8″ x 10″

This was the first of three images of this iconic landmark. The wind was full on and I used one hand to hold onto my pochade setup, not an easy painting to make.

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St Michaels Mount from Marazion ( Stormy Afternoon)

Plein air oil on panel 8″ x 10″

This work was made in two parts along the seafront at Marazion. As a huge thunder storm made its presence felt in the middle of it. with little shelter and my coat draped over the pochade box and painting giving them protection, I got increasingly wet. I later rushed to pack and returned an hour later to complete this study.

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Sennen Cove

Plein air oil on panel 8″ x 10″

I went here to paint Sennen Cove one afternoon. It was a delight and the only issue is painting upon the rocks. I got a good soaking from a wave and it knocked over my pochade causing some damage.

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 Plein air oil on panel 7″ x 16″

This painting was made from the other side of the mount and roughly where the great Fred Cuming RA stood to paint it for his video in 2010. It was a cloudy day that would eventually turn out to be very unpleasant in the afternoon, evening and night This was due to heavy storms, and I spend the night in my car…..

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Porthleven Harbour

Plein air oil on panel 8″ x 10″

This is an evening painting of Porthleven harbour, and these two fishing boats beached on the ebbing tide. I was a peaceful end to the day.

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Mousehole Harbour

Plein air oil on panel 7″ x 16″

The first one in Mousehole harbour, a destination I’d long wanted to paint.

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 Mousehole Key

Plein air oil on panel 7″ x 16″

The second on this day at Mousehole harbour enjoying the tidal ebb on the Key side

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Botallack Mines

Plein air oil on panel 10″ x 8″

The first of two on my last day in West Cornwall, the famous Botallack Mines deep into Poldark country. High on the cliff top, but an experience  I had to enjoy and a scene that I had to paint.

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Mousehole

Plein air oil on panel 8″ x 10″

The last of my paintings of Mousehole on this trip, a second visit on this sunlit morning. followed by a cuppa and catch up with Ken Howard RA and his lovely wife Dora Bertollutti in Ken’s studio in Mousehole.

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Botallack Sunset

Plein air oil on panel 8″ x 10″

This was a fast work as the last of the light ebbed away and left me in a quiet place on top of the cliff. The sunset was just beautiful to behold.

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Porthcurnick Beach

Plein air oil on panel 8″ x 10″

This painting was made just before I left Cornwall for the 7.5 hour drive home. I loved this little cove, stunning and so peaceful, near to Portscatho.

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Below are some thumbnails of a few of my works now in frames, just to give you an idea of how well they look framed. Each in a handmade and painted frame. Very individual and personal to each image. The prices include these frames, and free shipping within the UK. Please email me for overseas shipping costs. Remember if you like one of my painting and wish to own it, don’t delay as there is only one of them. Just hit the link and you’ll be taken to my online shop where you can buy the work.

I do offer    interest free payments over 6 months on my work i.e. 20% deposit and the balance divide for five further payments. All recorded and you get the work when the last payment is received.

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Plein air on Sunday 5th June — Greatstone Dunes

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The was my painting from Sunday afternoon at Greatstone in Kent, A beautiful stretch of beach with wonderful open vistas and dunes. Dunes that are not unlike those Camber and few miles along the coast. I counted in excess of sixty kite surfers along the tide lines and their kites gave an unusual site in there’re  infinite array of colours. The day was hot and I got a little burned but the scene infant of me was magic and had to be painted.

I am happy to say that already this wonderful image will be winging its way to one of my collectors as soon as it is dry. Oil 7 x 16 on panel.

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Recent Plein Air Adventures – Camber Sands

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Camber Sands Plein Air Study

This is one of eight paintings that I made on a recent trip to Camber Sands in East Sussex. The Marsh Lookers are a small group of plan air buddies from the Romney Marsh area, we meet every three weeks for a paint out. This day was one such occasion.

The day was meant to be rain filled, but quite the opposite the day was exciting to say the least.

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Another of the eight images not shown in sequence , the skies remained constantly exciting as they changed continually throughout. We started the day at 9.am and we finished close to sunset at 7.30pm, Apart from a good lunch break at the local pub, we painted.

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Two more thats four so will not bore you all with all eight. We also met Chris Daynes and his friend who also chose this day to paint at Camber.

Some of these paintings will appear on my website for sale soon, but not all. Unframed they are £375.00 each, framed £450.00. Please email me if you wish to own one and cannot see it for sale on my online shop.

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Great day’ s Plein air

 

I headed over to visit and paint with a friend and master artist Michael Richardson U.A. Mike has a great gallery on the harbour arm at Margate  in North Kent.  i have never actually managed to paint in what has become known as Turner’s corner of England. JMW Turner made Margate and the South east coastline his second home outside of London. He came for the extraordinary light to be found here. I painted five images and I can see why he love it so much.

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The first image viewed from a platform  all 8 x 10 oil on a panel. looking across at the actual harbour arm.

 

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This was my third painting, I was watching this scene all afternoon and decided that it was far too good to miss.

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After Michael had finished his workshop duties and his students had left we chatted and ate, finally closing to paint the sunset over the bay at Margate. What a stunning sight it was and great company to paint with. Work was fast and furious, as the sun dropped like a stone. The colour was intense and like no other natural occurrence.

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This was the second of the day looking alone the coast towards Reculver,

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This was my forth painting and the smallest of the day at only 6 x 8. That said it was the hardest of all to complete. The sun was so strong and contre jour I had to wait for my eyes to adjust and gather my thoughts before mixing colour and placing it upon my panel. Small but a long time to make. The twin towers of Reculver can be seen in the distance.

I look forward to paint here in the future. All the paintings will be on sale at my gallery and some will be on my website very soon. Please message me if one captures your interest on

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#9. Thames barges in the Swale – Daily Painting Offer Ends midnight 20th April 2016.

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6″ x 6″ Oil on Ampersand Gessobord.

This is number nine in my series of daily painting being offer under my new 7 day 40% off scheme. It will be shipped safely and securely and sent once payment has been received and the images is dry enough to send to you.

It is being offered for sale unframed for only £75.00 (£80.00 including U.K. shipping).

This offer will end at midnight on Wednesday 20th April 2016      BUY NOW

It will then revert to its normal gallery price of £125.00 ( £130.00 including U.K.Shipping).

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#7 sketch for Summers adventure – Daily Painting Offer Ends midnight 8th April 2016.

Daily Painting offer #7 Sketch for Summers Adventure ( working Title)

This is the latest small daily painting that I am offering at a silly low price for 7 days only. I will say I only painted this on Thursday so it is still wet and will travel safely very soon.

I normally sell them in sequence, but I enjoyed making this painting so much I wanted to share it earlier than it otherwise might have been shown. Depicts a small child taking her bucket to fill with water for the moat and her new castle that her father has just helped her build. From reference taking with parents permissions at Camber Sands last year.

Now offered unframed for sale at only £75.00 + shipping ( £5.00 UK) Buy now

Offer will end in this image midnight Friday 8th April 2016

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Three wave demos this week,

This week I have a great time painting three oil demonstrations of waves from my local beach to my classes. I have finished two of them and one remains at this time close to being finished.

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This is the second image, it is still a little way off but is progressing well 10 x 14noil

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This is the last of the demos and complete.

Having said they are complete well they are very close as each will have a seabird flying through the painting. Then they will be complete. When done I shall look forward to reposting. The addition of a bird will compete each painting

I do hope that you like them

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