Back to heavy snow here today but a break in the weather yesterday meant I managed a quick sketch in some local marshland.  Thank you for the encouragement to sketch outdoors, regardless of the weather.   It’s very rewarding.  I’m also paying closer attention to all kinds of reflections now……..

Back to heavy snow here today but a break in the weather yesterday meant I managed a quick sketch in some local marshland. Thank you for the encouragement to sketch outdoors, regardless of the weather. It’s very rewarding. I’m also paying closer attention to all kinds of reflections now……..

Back to heavy snow here today but a break in the weather yesterday meant I managed a quick sketch in some local marshland. Thank you for the encouragement to sketch outdoors, regardless of the weather. It's very rewarding. I'm also paying closer attention to...
The abandoned farmsteads in parts of Wales make ideal subjects with their crumbling walls ans collapsing rooves. Unfortunately the oil painting that I produced from this sketch was close to a disaster. A new approach will be required. It is really a matter of confidence and i find that with pencil and pen in my hand I have compete confidence but this is not the case when I turn to painting…..yet!

The abandoned farmsteads in parts of Wales make ideal subjects with their crumbling walls ans collapsing rooves. Unfortunately the oil painting that I produced from this sketch was close to a disaster. A new approach will be required. It is really a matter of confidence and i find that with pencil and pen in my hand I have compete confidence but this is not the case when I turn to painting…..yet!

The abandoned farmsteads in parts of Wales make ideal subjects with their crumbling walls ans collapsing rooves. Unfortunately the oil painting that I produced from this sketch was close to a disaster. A new approach will be required. It is really a matter of...
Well, I can’t say I’m enamoured with the colours.  I had a tube of Manganese blue lying around, and I couldn’t for the life of me get they greys I had in mind.  I will say the painting experience itself was very gratifying…..so tactile.  I think I took inspiration from a recent painting of yours that I was admiring Elizabeth as, quite unintentionally, a blue stroke appeared in a similar spot on the canvas…funny how these things go……

Well, I can’t say I’m enamoured with the colours. I had a tube of Manganese blue lying around, and I couldn’t for the life of me get they greys I had in mind. I will say the painting experience itself was very gratifying…..so tactile. I think I took inspiration from a recent painting of yours that I was admiring Elizabeth as, quite unintentionally, a blue stroke appeared in a similar spot on the canvas…funny how these things go……

Well, I can't say I'm enamoured with the colours. I had a tube of Manganese blue lying around, and I couldn't for the life of me get they greys I had in mind. I will say the painting experience itself was very gratifying…..so tactile. I think I...
Here is an oil size 14” x 10” of the bluebell woods from an old watercolour sketch and photo, taken some years ago at Poulton Woods, near Ashford in Kent.
I was astonished by the differing colours of the bluebells in bright sunlight and in shady areas.
Enjoy!

Here is an oil size 14” x 10” of the bluebell woods from an old watercolour sketch and photo, taken some years ago at Poulton Woods, near Ashford in Kent. I was astonished by the differing colours of the bluebells in bright sunlight and in shady areas. Enjoy!

Here is an oil size 14” x 10” of the bluebell woods from an old watercolour sketch and photo, taken some years ago at Poulton Woods, near Ashford in Kent. I was astonished by the differing colours of the bluebells in bright sunlight and in shady areas....