Rye Harbour, oil on board, 8×10 inches.
Rye Harbour – Summer Afternoon, oil on board, 6 x 10 inches
painters at work
A five minute sketch in oil on board. 6×8 inches
At the weekend Karl Terry invited a group of friends to join him for a day’s painting. He arranged access to a private stretch of the river at Rye in East Sussex then, in the evening, showed off his skills at the barbeque.
The 5 minute sketch above was the result of a challenge. We all went over the time limit – this one took me about 10 minutes.
I had a fun day out in London today. I started off at the annual exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours where my friend Naomi Tydeman won the Winsor and Newton Prize for a series of beautiful moonlit beach paintings. Well done Naomi!
Then I went on to paint the Thames with Karl Terry but we found that Ken Howard RA had beaten us to the best spot
We stopped for a quick chat with him on Hungerford Bridge then left him to get on with the two wonderful paintings of the river towards Westminster.
Ken and I will have work in an auction on Thursday 22 April, conducted by Nick Bonham, to raise funds for a young artist’s bursary at Heatherley School of Fine Art.
There will be selected works by artists including: Ken Howard; Jane Corsellis; Bill Packer; Julian Barrow; Roy Connelly; Hazel Soan and others. You can see the auction items and competetion entries here.