Saturday, 31 August 2013


Now. This has come back from St Ives. To be honest I did not expect to sell it in St Ives on hot sunny days. There were few people venturing into the Gallery and those that did wanted something cheap to take back in the car.
Any way I`m delighted. Its a top piece and has gone straight back on the easel to be worked and refined. Nothing major..Its all there. It just needs careful detail and ..

OOOOH1 So Excited. .

Unless someone has a home for it  . It will go to Alderburgh or Blackheath

Nice little start.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Before we went to live in Spain I did a couple of recki`s .One was through the Jalon Valey which was peppered with Almond Blossom.
This is my third sitting with this picture and I'm getting a wee bit excited by it. 

Friday, 23 August 2013


Been chipping away at this. There` something really bugging me and I cant put my finger on it yet. Its either the second emerging figure or the way the boat slants

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

And this is how it starts

Had two letters through today asking me if I would like to Exhibit in London . So I`m going to be busy.

Typical artists dilemma, Its the end of the month and I`ve run out of Cadmium's so have to resort to plan B until such times. Even Van Gogh had this problem,


And this is how it starts....
Started a new Sunflowers today for a show in London coming up.
Will put lots of attention to detail on this. 2nd sitting

Monday, 19 August 2013


This large dark painting has been winking at me again so have picked it up after loosing interest because of its dark colours. I do like these . going to carry on with this. 

Friday, 16 August 2013

Wednesday, 14 August 2013


                Push push push push stop push push push

Well its going ok.. In the cold light of day when I photograph I can see work still needs doing especially getting some undulating depth in the grass. The cows are looking good. MOOOOOOO !

Saturday, 10 August 2013

I am that close to finishing this but the top right landscape is calling me to do something so I have, I`ve added pinks and oranges and I am and now I am going to leave it till the morning to decide whether to put in orange trees. Will have it photographed soon. There are some super bits in it it really is lovely.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

It was my sons birthday today. He is 18 and off to Uni in Bristol soon so no work today.
Happy Birthday Sam

Wednesday, 7 August 2013


Getting fuller in colour and composition. I`ve changed the Melon to a pink flesh and putting detail in the orange groves. Something I think looks really effective. Unashamedly Naive and colourfully  joyfull. Definitely not following any fashion.

Friday, 2 August 2013


Step at a time coming on. Session 4 I think. And there ore other things simmering in the background.

Sold my Last Supper to a Dutchman today and is being shipped off. I will really miss this, it feels like a piece of the furniture in my house and it took so long to complete. still the reward is reward enough.


Thursday, 1 August 2013

session three



This is the start of an oil of St Martin. I have done this before in acrylic but wanted to do it again as I have made a permanent switch to oil for a year or so now and want to see how it turns out. Oil just has more life with all that linseed in it .