Wednesday, 22 February 2017


It is so nice to start something fun and lighthearted after these nice but subdued pieces I have been working on of late.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

A lot going on

Well with this one I added people and realised that it would not work with people, mostly because it is so large. So I scrubbed them out which is always a risk. I am sure if I do another smaller one  with people it would work which I intend to do next. 

The picture below it coming along nicely and I have made some sweeping changes which always feels good. Structurally it is nearly complete and works well as a design. It needs lots of detailed attention still and I have to work out a few problems . Steady as she goes Captain...

Saturday, 18 February 2017


I`m just trying it out in  a frame


I have started another monster 100cmx80cm oil on board using earth colours it`s a good start looking forward to getting some people in. I like the abstract shapes and muted sombre tones that give a feeling of warmth. I also think that with the muted colours I can see and look into the painting more. I can connect easier.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Godrevy Fisherman Returning

I have had this finished painting in my studio for weeks and not really liked it. So I had it framed because I had second thoughts when I saw it again. Now I love it and think it is one of my best yet. 

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Monday, 13 February 2017

I did not get much work done today as I got up late and then had to go to the dump and then to Solo to get more board and then prime that up ready and then to the Art shop to get Gesso and two large Hog hair brushes. But then got in to nearly finish this little oil. I like this

Friday, 10 February 2017

2 on the go to end the week.

It is usual to have at least three or four paintings on the go at any one time so here are two on the go paintings to end the week.

Blue Tree

Nearly finished. Been spending the day on this. Freezing cold outside.We don`t often get it this cold here in Penzance.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017


Working on a commission for a Mousehole dark night time painting. Very fitting for this gloomy weather although there are sparks of sunshine and I hope to get out tomorrow. 

Working on a commission for one of these Mousehole Night p[ictures