Painting at Newgale, Pembs.
I have just returned from a very wet and windy week painting in Pembrokeshire, south west Wales. The coastline here is stunningly beautiful with long sandy beaches and rugged cliffs. Despite the wild weather I got plenty of painting done, much of it while sheltering behind the open tailgate of my car. The picture above is 8 x 36 inches (approx. 20 x 90 cm) and was painted with the easel resting in the boot. To see the painting in more detail, click on the image below.
St Bride's Bay, Newgale
In 2008 one of my paintings was selected for the New English Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London.
Many of my favourite artists working today are members of the New English Art Club (NEAC), so I am very pleased to have exhibited with them for the last four years.
- Mortlake Brewery
The picture was painted on Monday morning, 21 January 2008 at Strand on the Green. Looking down the River Thames to the softly backlit brewery buildings, it’s a subject that is hard to ignore.
St Michael’s Mount, Low Tide
The Royal Society of British Artists annual exhibtion opens today at the Mall Galleries in London. Two of my paintings will feature in the exhibition.
One of the paintings is shown above. Click to view larger image.
Seal by the River Rother at Rye
Last week I was in Kent to collect some new hand-made frames and went down to Rye to paint with friends Karl Terry and Chris Daynes.
We spotted this seal on the banks of the river. He (or she) was not at all bothered by our presence and stayed there for the afternoon while we worked nearby – even being included in one of my paintings.
Painting in the Chiltern Hills
Last month’s snow was a gift to landscape painters. As I have been painting outside throughout the winter, it was good to see a snowy landscape at last.
This is my typical set up when painting out on location. I use a half box French easel to hold the small boards or larger canvases. The drawer of the easel stores my paints and the folding palette fits on top of the open drawer.
Everything I need – boards, brushes, palette knives, thinners, rags, storage box for wet paintings and, most importantly, my lunch – goes in the bag.