I am very proud to be showing with the NEAC again this year. I have shown in this prestigious exhibition for the last 6 years. This year, for the first time, I sent in some little still life paintings to show that I do occasionally paint subjects other than my plein air landscapes. I was delighted that the judges liked them.
The day I painted these pictures I had gone in to my studio to paint a large picture from one of my location studies. But, as I looked at the dipper sitting on my palette I became intrigued by the way it seemed to blend in with it’s surroundings. Layers of old paint have built up over the years creating a patina-like finish on both the palette and the dipper. I realised that it could be painted by reproducing the colour, tone and shape of each mark.
These paintings and many of the others in the show can now be seen and purchased here.
New English Art Club.
Mall Galleries, London SW1.
26 November – 5 December 2010