Sunday, 30 May 2010
And then we all went to Padstow and Alana my daughter and I sat in a field and drew the Estuary looking over to Rock while my son Sam and Lorraine went for a 10 mile cycle ride. We had Pasties and ice cream and also listened to a brass band ..for about 10 mins till Alana chewed my ear off to go. . Wot a day.
We have been to a nice hotel in Porth which is near near Newquay for a nights break. They had an outdoor heated swimming pool which we swam in twice ,once in the evening and at 8 am before a full Cornish breakfast with Hogs pudding.Yum Yum!Lorraine went in the Sea which you can get to by the hotels own private path. Cor ! it was great...Here is the view from the window. We could only afford to stay one night but it was worth it.
Saturday, 29 May 2010
Friday, 28 May 2010
As a bit of light relief from painting the grey tones of Cornwall I am playing with this little oil of Collioure in the South of France.To some this might seem a little populist but I love this type of painting. I`ve always loved the Scottish colourists and the Impressionists and of course my Grandfather George Hann painted this subject matter only with a palette knife.It`s still just naive in style so I think I can pass it.
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Monday, 24 May 2010
Sunday, 23 May 2010
Still working on these Grey pictures. Ive` changed to a cardboard surface instead of canvas to give me more detail. I`m just tinkering in the sweltering heat on a weekend really between barbecues and the beach .Tough life!!But seriously I am experimenting ..and also using a grey frame to put them in.
Friday, 21 May 2010
Thursday, 20 May 2010
My good friend and superb Artist Colin Ruffell commented that he liked my picture of Mousehole. But.... since then and having lived with it for a day I took out the grey sea on the left and painted it green and really overworked it..I hated the green needless to say. So I painted the grey sea back but Left some of the extra features like the people on the arm.I like it now and promise not to touch it again....really
Monday, 17 May 2010
Sunday, 16 May 2010
Saturday, 15 May 2010
We all went to Porthminster Beach today in St Ives and I took my Plein air painting gear. However Lorraine offered me a beer and I promptly fell into a deep sleep. Here they are with a friend having just walked over to St Ives and back on the incoming tide.
Friday, 14 May 2010
Ive stopped working on this. I should finish it off but having just done a similer one I am bored with it so I have put it to one side to attemt other things. As I am really enjoying working in oil at the moment I want to keep going and trying to do it all my way. Its hard I find to not follow the current trend and to do your own thing, from your own mind .Thats the only way you can be original.
Thursday, 13 May 2010
This is my second day working on this impasto oil of Pals again.Its a little difficult to step back in my now enclosed little cave and its a bit cold as the doors have to be open for the builders to go through with there wheelbarrows and stuff but if I just keep on going it should be ok and not get to flustered by my new surroundings.
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
And of course they will be traipsing through my studio to get in and out so I have made a partition so I can have my space and most importantly control the light. I don`t mind the builders making noise I can put up with most things but the light needs to be controllable so I can see what I am painting .
Back home now from London and Brighton and have started a new painting today. Also our house is having an extra bedroom and bathroom put on the back. Here we are as a Family this morning except Sam my son who`s 15 and refused to be drawn away from his cornflakes.And above is how it looks at the end of the day.