Wednesday, 31 May 2017


In a mood.


Moody Marshland  Oils on canvas board  12 x 8 inches    

Hauntingly moody, the East Marsh coast at low tide.


Studio Musings...


The wet shore has colour and texture.
  Pools and creeks hold shallow water at low tide.
The wet marsh grass clings to the sandbanks. 

This format is just right to show the shore whilst leading my eye up to the sky.


Tuesday, 30 May 2017


Band of gold.


Spring Gold   Oils on canvas board  5 x 7 inches  £ 50

A warm spring morning with golden moments.


Studio Musings...


Plein air day.
I captured this scene before the day turned to rain.

Most of my work takes place in the studio so this was a change for me.
I really should make more outdoor painting trips.
Then I can justify some new lighter-weight equipment.



Monday, 29 May 2017


Gleaming.


Field Corner  Oils on canvas board  5 x 7 inches  £ 50

The oilseed rape crop is turning to seed.
A few flowers remain accompanied by white weed flowers.


Studio Musings...


The flowering crop turns a large part of our fields to gold.
A bright lemon yellow gold. 

Then the flowers give way to seed pods. 
 This corner of the field near my home has a jumble of flowers.
Splashes of white weed flowers to brighten the scene.

 I painted this small study at the edge of the field.
 It was very hot.


Sunday, 28 May 2017


Wold view.


Yellow hills   Oils on canvas board  7 x 5 inches  £ 50

Uphill view of yellow oilseed rape.


Studio Musings...

The second plein air study in the Lincolnshire fields.
Abstracted and simple brush marks give an impression of the day.

Saturday, 27 May 2017


Hot lemon.


Sweep of lemon   Oils on canvas board  5 x 7 inches  £ 50

Lincolnshire hills clothed in yellow flowers of oilseed rape.


Studio Musings...

Plein air day.
Not for the faint-hearted I must admit.

A muddy track uphill was quite a challenge with my painting gear.
Eventually I found a field gateway and settled to paint.

Clear blue skies are not my favourite but it was a hot day without clouds.
A sea of yellow and green was before me.

Keeping the work loose and abstracted I quite enjoyed the challenge.

Friday, 26 May 2017


Poppy time.



Wolds in bloom  Oils on board  8 x 6 inches  £ 50

Warm days and glowing poppies.


Studio Musings...

A little painting from last year on my studio shelf.
Red will soon replace yellow in the Lincolnshire fields.


Thursday, 25 May 2017



Ebb and flow.


Sheen   Oils on canvas board  8 x 8 inches  £ 80  

Light all around the shore on a calm day.
A sheen on the pools of water at ebb tide..


Studio Musings...

My aim is to capture something of the light on land and sea.
Pulling the paint down with my brush gives the effect of shine on water.



Wednesday, 24 May 2017


Shapes and sizes.


Orange on the side  Oils on stretched canvas  20 x 8 inches  £ 300  $ 400

Shapes and colours in the landscape.
An abstract point of view.

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Studio Musings...

A second painting returned to my studio from being on show in a gallery.
It has now been made available for sale online.

Below is a photo of the painting in its frame.


Tuesday, 23 May 2017



Passing through.


Blue Passage  Oils on canvas  20 x 8 inches  £ 300   $ 400

Inspired by shapes on land and sea.
In a black float frame.

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Studio Musings...

Abstracted 'landscape'.
This painting has returned to my studio after being on show in a gallery.  

Now available for sale online.
Below is a photo of the framed painting on an easel.



Monday, 22 May 2017


Wet day.


Splash   Oils on board  8 x 10 inches   £ 115   $ 150

A wet day in May...splashing through puddles.

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Studio Musings...

I painted this very quickly over a violet underpainting.
Little parts are showing through which gives a cool feeling to the image.

Roughly rendered to give an impression rather than fine detail.

Sunday, 21 May 2017


On track.



Violet Moor   Oils on canvas board  12 x 10 inches  £ 190  $ 250

Following the moorland track.
The last of the sun colours the horizon.

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Studio Musings...


Spring has arrived.
I have moved back into my garden studio this week.
Painting out there I can separate easel work from housework.

No distractions...just me and the oils.

New work this week...

I am posting some photos of work on paper.
Using the oils thinly there is a gentle feeling of atmosphere.



Drizzle  Oils on gessoed watercolour paper.




Raining Again  Oils on gessoed watercolour paper



Brightening Up  Oils on gessoed watercolour paper


Something different...



Passage  Oils on gessoed paper  11 x 8 inches 

Deep in the underworld there is a passage...


 

Passage  In a cream hand-painted wood frame

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Saturday, 20 May 2017


Golden morning.


Moor Light   Oils on gessoed 200lb paper  8 x 11 inches  £ 115  $ 150

Sunrise brings golden light to the Moors.

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Studio Musings...


Watercolour paper is a beautiful surface for oils.
Twice gessoed, it has a robust surface for scrubbing the oils around.
The slightly dimpled surface makes a textured look when scraped back.

I am an energetic painter. 
 With a one inch wide brush I can make marks quickly.
Speed is an essential part of keeping my work loose and fresh. 








Friday, 19 May 2017


Night beckons.


Nocturne   Oils on canvas board  5 x 7 inches  £ 57  $ 70

Towards the end of a relaxing day at the coast.
Light lingers in the sky.

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Studio Musings...

The third study about warmth.
Again, the orange underpainting shows through the finished piece.

Textural marks in the foreground give a suggestion of shore and water's edge.



Thursday, 18 May 2017


Quiet mood.


Thoughtful  Oils on canvas board  5 x 7 inches  £ 57  $ 70

By the sea in pensive mood.

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Studio Musings...

Another board with a warm underpainting.
Using oils on the palette from yesterday I decided
 to keep the warmth as the main focus of the work.

A simple abstracted seascape.
Not a lot of detail, just a few brush strokes to depict the water's edge.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017


All gold.


Gilded   Oils on canvas board  5 x 7 inches  £ 57  $ 70

Warm and golden, the landscape in autumn.

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Studio Musings...

This little study began with a warm orange underpainting.
It made a good base for an autumn theme.

Parts of the orange peep through giving me a sense of backlight.
Free brushstrokes depict trees and a track in the foreground.



Tuesday, 16 May 2017


Second look.


Early   Oils on board  7 x 5 inches   £ 55  $ 70

Standing pools of water and light in the sky at ebb tide.

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Studio Musings...


A second study about the early morning atmosphere on the river.

More land 'texture' in the foreground came from marks made
 with the warm underpainting which was scrubbed onto the board.

 The horizon is kept simple to give a sense of distance.
Overall, there is a feeling of calm and quiet until the tide returns.

Monday, 15 May 2017

First look.


Morning   Oils on board  7 x 5 inches   £ 55   $ 70

Early morning light on the Estuary.

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Studio Musings...

Painted over a warm ground, this study is about calm and quiet.
There is evidence of land 'texture' in the foreground but I kept this from
encroaching on the horizon.  This is smoother to depict distance.

Sunday, 14 May 2017


Evening.



Lighting up   Oils on gessoed 140lb paper  7 x 5 inches  £ 75   $ 90

The remaining sun lights up the land with a warm glow.

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Studio Musings...

Another painting which began life as a larger piece.
Cropping to change the format and composition gives the work more interest.



Saturday, 13 May 2017


Terrain


Layered   Oils on gessoed 140lb paper  5 x 5 inches  £ 45   $ 70

Layered land.  
Creating a landscape the abstract way.

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Studio Musings...

This work was originally a wide landscape.
I decided to crop the piece in two squares.

This is one of them.

Friday, 12 May 2017


Abstract.


Spirit   Oils on canvas board  5 x 7 inches   £ 50  $ 70

An abstracted and gestural view of the sea.
A sense of the spirit of the place.

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or by email in UK)


Studio Musings...


Moving oils around is my process.
This is what my work is about...the picture appears as I make marks.

At first I apply the oils to the surface in a scrubbing motion.
As I work, an image will appear and I work with that.

Sometimes I scrape it off.
Sometimes nothing is right and I begin again.

Some marks may be gently laid on and left.
Others may be energetically applied.

I find it difficult to describe what I have done.
Description isn't important to me.

Painting is. 
















Thursday, 11 May 2017


Blustery.


Rough Day   Oils on canvas board  8 x 8 inches  £ 75  $ 100

A windy but mild day at the coast.
Gestural and expressive view.

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Studio Musings...

Another painting making an online appearance.
Now available for a new home.

Abstracted and energetic study.


Wednesday, 10 May 2017


Day out.


Loving the sea   Oils on board  10 x 8 inches  £ 85  $ 110

A promise of a fine day out by the sea.

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Studio Musings...

Another chance to see this painting.
I have moved it into my online gallery for sale.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017


Sparkle.



Between Showers   Oils on board  8 x 5 inches (unframed)  £ 110   $ 140

East Coast on a rainy day...light on the shore between showers.

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or by email in UK)

May also be purchased framed...
off white hand-painted wood frame and shipping in UK £ 180


Studio Musings...

This is one of my favourites.
As you may have noticed I love painting seascapes.

The East Coast inspires me to capture something about the atmosphere.


  Re-working in progress

Two little 5 x 5 inch studies on the easel.

Not yet finished but fun to do.