Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Cornish Daffodils, Cold Wind

Cornish Daffodils, Cold Wind
10in x 8in or 25.4cm x 20.3cm
Oil on canvas board.

Another view of the daffodil fields in Cornwall. Weak spring sunshine barely takes the chill out of the wind but this bright yellow flower brings a warmth to the winter tired landscape and a promise of spring around the corner.
Again, not for sale, off to a gallery, details to follow later.Please forgive the rubbish picture, I haven’t set up my painting photographing corner yet…like everything else, it seems to be taking an age. I am an impatient person so I must off and away to practice deep breathing and calming down things!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Cornish Daffodils

Cornish Daffodils
10in x 8in or 25.4cm x 20.3cm
Oil on canvas board.

Cornwall at this time of year is painted with broad sweeps of yellow as the daffodil fields flourish. Some fields have the hunched figures of the pickers, gathering armfuls of still green flowers in the cold winds of the early months. Other fields are left to bloom providing bulbs for the next year.
This painting is going to a gallery in Cornwall (as long as they like it that is!) but I wanted to show it here because I feel as if I haven’t posted anything for so long. My group mail still isn’t working properly and everything seems to be at sixes and sevens. I am sure things will settle down soon but for now I feel as if I am keeping a low profile, something that I am not very used to!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sunday Morning on Park Street.


Sunday Morning on Park Street.
15.3cm x 10 cm. 6in x 4in.
Watercolour.

Bright morning sunshine flooding over the Georgian buildings, weathered stone golden in the morning light. Gothic towers stand sentry at the top of long hills against an impossibly blue sky, this is Bristol, in February!

This painting is for sale:
50 pounds (UK) 98 dollars (USA).
This includes the postage.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

First Light.


First Light.
19cm x 25 cm. 7.5in x 10in.
Watercolour.

Standing at my window, perched above this new world I watch, with a sense of detached curiosity, as the city comes to life after only a few hours of sleep. The first light of a new day plays on the roofs and walls, softening and smoothing with a blue wash, a kind hand soothing away troubles.

This painting is for sale:
100 pounds (UK) 195 dollars (USA).
This includes the postage.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Camors Forest 2



Camors Forest 2
Oil on Canvas
120cm x 90cm or 47in x 34in.
N.F.S.

The second of my big paintings of the lovely Camors Forest. This is just above a place that we call the “Magic Well”, where cold clear spring water gushes out of the ground. People come from far away to fill up bottles and barrels with this water of life. I collect it to paint watercolours with; I shall even be taking a big flask of it back to England with me!