April and the lockdown goes on. My eight week at the time of writing. I have rediscovered an app called Procreate and I’m delving into digital painting. There’s a danger that it might distract me from the studio but, for the moment, it’s fun and fills the hours.
March The Coronavirus Lockdown
Well it’s a terrible time and we’re all trying our very best to deal with isolation In our own way. I’m a very lucky man to have a studio about 20 yards from my door where I am spending most of the time. I’m continuing with some urban landscapes
and satisfying my passion for drawing and painting boats .... obviously I can’t get out so working from old sketches mainly done in Mousehole, Cornwall and on holiday in NewEngland.
Jack ....a present for Jim and Vicki
January 2020 New Year .... new projects
I’m beginning the year with urban landscapes (well, urban Dales style!)
It’ll involve getting out into Leyburn, Richmond, Masham etc and having a good look at these wonderful market towns. So much to draw and paint.
Silver Street in Masham (oils)
Middleham a small study from a sketch.(oils)
After several months of working on fairly small and medium sized canvas and board I’m venturing into something on a larger scale ... this is a start on a painting of a Turn in the Road from a sketch made in New England
A visit to an old friend in Lincolnshire and a quick early morning sketch from my bedroom window led to this large landscape. Fields in Spilsby (oils)
Holiday Sketching in Carcassonne
Christmas Cards 2017/2018
The Sea Coaler
The Beach Huts
Twelve months of travel and sketching. My Facebook page has many more
New England, Norway, Berlin
A Christmas commission
"Alfie" (oils) He's gorgeous!
The Beast from the East 2018
Prospect Hill (oils)
Summer 2018 - we've had some warm weather so a chance to get outside for some plein air painting - big brush small canvas
Series of still life paintings with a one hour time limit - alla prima
I've been trying out large brushes on small boards, some about postcard size. The results show a looser style I think
Bandit and Spider
Busy with large brushes
Some layered drawing - interesting process. May lead to painting
Too cold in the studio so it’s watercolours at the kitchen table ...
New England Lighthouses triptych
Roker Pier, Sunderland
St Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay