Wednesday, 30 April 2014

This is a painting I finished yesterday, it's from our recent trip to Tenerife, beautiful light.
A truck has the side opened and a red awning lowered to provide cover for the goods on sale. All kinds of cold meats, cheeses and wines are now on offer, lots of people gathering on this lovely spring morning.
Spring morning.   12" x 20"

Sunday, 27 April 2014

A young couple sunbathing on the beach.

Sunbathers.   12" x 20"

Friday, 25 April 2014

This painting was done for a recent DPW challenge, from a photo supplied by Carol Marine.
Available through 'Dailypaintworks.'

Bikeman.   9" x 9"

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Lunchtime at a tapas bar in Puerto de la Cruz, fantastic light and colors and lovely tapas!

Lunch in the sun.   10" x 13"

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Another painting in my google street view series. Three men walking slowly along the sidewalk, too hot to go any quicker. I rearranged the men a little to give a more balanced composition, I really enjoy looking for people or scenes to paint using google street view, this is obviously not in the smartest neighbourhood but I just liked the cast shadows on the wall, also the men are light against dark and then dark against light.

Three men walking.   9" x 14"

Friday, 18 April 2014

Another small figure study, a young woman waking into the strong sunlight. In the background is a truck with the side open and shaded with a red awning, selling cheeses, hams and wine. I'm just warming up for a few larger paintings already drawn up!

Girl with pony tail.   14" x 10"

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

These three paintings have been selected for North Light Books’ latest watercolor competition Splash 16: Exploring Texture! The book should be published June 2015.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Couple walking in the sun.   12" x 8"

Dad and son fishing from the quayside, lovely early morning light.

Early morning fishing. 10" x 10"

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Just finished this painting 'Girls walking by',
Girls walking by.   12" x 18"
I really liked the grouping of the figures, not sure if the two men are looking at the girls or not, what do you think?

Monday, 7 April 2014

I've just finished the painting "Busy morning,' in the square by Puerto de la Cruz harbor, a fisherman returning his empty boxes to the fishmonger, another man walking with some purpose and holidaymakers just enjoying the day.
A lovely and bright summers day on Tenerife, which I hope I've conveyed in the painting, I did a small study of the little man walking towards us some months ago called 'Back with the shopping.'
Busy morning.   12" x 26"

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Another in my google street view series, a young girl cycling in the streets of Italy.
Cycling girl. 18" x 11"

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

This is the finished painting, early on a Sunday morning just by the quayside at Puerto de la Cruz, a man setting out his Calla lilies, hoping for a good days business.
Arranging the flowers. 12" x 14"
Sketch for 'Arranging the flowers'.
A little tonal study I did in Tenerife for a painting I planned to do when I got back to my studio, a lovely contre-jour image of a calla lily seller.