Friday, 23 May 2014

Just finished this painting, a striking image of a very glamorous lady walking in the hot afternoon sun.

Walking in the hot sun.   12" x 8"

Thursday, 22 May 2014

A lovely image of two friends walking along the shoreline, stopping to look at something interesting, I think they are collecting shells.

Look what I've found.   11" x 9"

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

BoldBrush Painting Competition.

 My painting, "Doing the rounds", was an award winner in the April 2014 BoldBrush Painting competition.
"Doing the rounds" was awarded the honor Outstanding Watercolor by FAV Jury.

You can view my winning entry, along with the other winning paintings at:

The award includes a feature article in, will be scheduled to run in the upcoming weeks.

Just finished this painting 'Boats for hire' on Ullswater, in the English Lake District. Ullswater is the second largest lake at 7.5 miles long. on average 3/4 mile wide and with a maximum depth of 205 feet at Howtown. It has three distinct bends giving it a dog's leg appearance. Many regard Ullswater as the most beautiful of the English lakes. We stayed in Pooley bridge a village at the northern extremity of the lake, this is where I found this image to paint, lovely early evening light falls on these boats as they are tied up for the night.

Boats for hire.   12" x 18"

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Just finished these two small paintings, 'Leaving port' and 'Boy, fishing in the sea'.

Friday, 16 May 2014

A beautiful sunny morning, the light and the color of the sea were incredible. A very strong breeze was blowing, which I hope I've conveyed by the way his jeans and jacket are billowing and the movement in the sea. I think he's trying to light his cigar!

Breezy morning fishing. 12" x 9"

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Walking down the hill.   14" x 10"

I've just finished this little painting, people walking downhill to the lakeside, this is Malcesine, a little village on the shores of Lake Garda

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Some more tonal studies for future paintings, not sure what painting to do next?

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Two tonal studies of paintings that I'm planning to do, both are cafe scenes from our recent trip to Tenerife. The couple talking is going to be a full sheet painting and the woman profile is going to be a half sheet. Not sure when I will be doing these, hopefully in the next few weeks.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Finally finished this painting, a night scene is something I don't normally do, I can't wait to get back in the sunshine!

Carnival cooks. 18" x 28"