This is another painting from years back (2010). It’s of a very familiar view nearby and this painting is about to make it’s way to California to remind the owner of years spent living here. It’s been hanging for a while above my staircase; there’s a blank space there now…but not for long! My daughter has graduated from an illustration course, and I’ll be putting a large colourful screen print of hers there instead.
Oil over acrylic on canvas, 76 x 61cm
Sunshine and colour – a joy for me smearing on that red-orange-yellow!
Oil on board, 30 x 43cm, 2017
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One more for you to see before June is out…this belongs to my sister and is a local area that comes up in a number of my paintings.
Oil on canvas, 36 x 46cm, 2008
Oh boy, it’s been a long long while since I uploaded anything! After all that grey and brown winter, Spring is here, and before I know it this is what the old Roman route down to the river will look like. Mud and more mud at the moment, but it won’t take long to green up. This is another painting from a few years back while I’m busy producing new artwork.
Oil over acrylic on canvas, 76 x 61cm, 2010
I produced a few moonlit paintings and a number inspired by the nearby beech wood a few years back. This painting began with the exposed roots forming natural steps up the bank.
Oil on canvas. 60 x 30cm. 2009.
This was a commission by a friend who knew that I ‘was arty’ and the first oil painting I’d done after nearly a 20-year gap. I really enjoyed doing this, and it got me back into painting more seriously, so I am thankful to my friend for asking me.
Oil on canvas. 40 x 40cm. 2003 (04?)
I do love trees. This painting comes from countless walks through the small beech wood, ten minutes amble from my doorstep. Love it in the autumn when the golden-brown leaves float down and carpet the ground and let in the bright blue sky, when the winter reveals the tracery of the branches, in the spring with the fresh light green of new leaves, and in the summer when only shafts of sun make it past the shade to the beech wood floor.
Oil on canvas, 30 x 80cm, 2009.
Not at all what the river is looking like at the moment! The river has spilled over into the field turning it into a lake, and is nearly over the top of the bridge; the sheep are definitely not grazing. This though is a favourite spot, peaceful and empty of visitors a lot of the time, but in better weather sometimes a busy-ish junction for walkers, dog-walkers, kids (and dogs) paddling, picnickers, a horse now and then, cyclists. And the occasional artist.
Oil on canvas, 76 x 60cm, 2012.
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One still life of two painted in the same time period (the other is ‘Wheat’). I like the echo of the curl of the window fixing in the pattern on the jug.
Oil on paper. Framed. 2012.
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I really liked every bit of painting this from beginning to end. Which isn’t always the case; sometimes I get stuck for a while and a painting feels like hard work. This was enjoyable all the way.
Oil on canvas. 30 x 60cm. 2011.