Thursday, 17 August 2017

On the easel.

Work in progress.  

Oils on canvas board  12 x 10 inches

Studio Musings...

This painting is being very difficult.  It has a mind of its own.
Several times I thought everything was going well but the breakthrough didn't come.

It was rubbed off, turned around and generally re-worked.
Things began to improve when I added more paint and just made marks.

I have left it to dry and will review the situation later.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017


Glow   Oils on board  8 x 8 inches

An impression of flower meadows.

Studio Musings...

This rather late posting is a little study made this evening.
Just an imaginary scene...painted on a scrap piece of board.

I am getting low on oils and need to order a fresh batch.
Just three colours and white are on my palette.
Ultramarine, Winsor yellow deep and Permanent Rose.

The oils were pushed around with a large brush.
I wanted a loose, abstracted feeling.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Little studies.

Rough Track   Oils on mount board  7 x 7 inches

A Lincolnshire field

Studio Musings...

I like playing with oils on scraps of board.
This is a 20 minute study at bedtime.

It just fits in this painted wood frame.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Way out.

Marsh Light   Oils on box canvas  16 x 16 inches  

The tide is out...way out.
Light spreads across the shore and on shallow pools of sea water.

Studio Musings...

I painted this in two stages.
The first session was to map out the theme of the work.
I left it to dry and put it aside.

Several weeks later and a few rub downs,
paint applied and removed... it is finished.

I like the textured effect and feeling of paddling through pools.

Sunday, 13 August 2017


Later in the Day   Oils on board  8 x 16 inches

Snow...softly relaxing at the end of day.

Studio Musings...

Abstracting is a favourite occupation.
Just enough detail to give an impression.

A sense of place is my aim.

Saturday, 12 August 2017


Outlook   Oils on board  12 x 10 inches

The tide is far out.  Saltmarsh on a clear day.

Studio Musings...

Here is the final painting of this series.
I have decided to include this in three submissions for a forthcoming show.

It has been difficult to choose which ones to send.
I wanted them to look right together.

Now I shall see if any are selected.

Here are the other two...

Interlude  Oils on canvas board  10 x 12 inches

Sunlight streaks across the shore.

Calm  Oils on canvas board  20 x 16 inches

Looking up the shore to the sandbank.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Third time.

New work 3

Oils on canvas board  10 x 12 inches

Tide is out and light spills over the shore on this bright day.

Studio Musings...

Creeks and pools pick up light and act like mirrors.
The third painting for submitting to the selection team.

I enjoy making a series of paintings.
They give a sense of cohesion and will be framed in traditional gold.