Sunday, March 30, 2008

Little Boat, River Fal.


Little Boat, River Fal.

Oil on wood

22cm x 27cm. Or 11in x 9in

Water still and clear, where the shadows fall I can see down to the river bed.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Storm Field.


Storm Field.
Looking out of my front door as the storm approaches.

Sketchbook Watercolours
These are available as prints. They are reproduced on archival digital watercolour paper. The paper is A4 size (11 in x 8in) and there is a border around the printed image of about 4cm or 1.5in, this measurement may vary according to the paintings format. They cost $20. Or £10. Postage and packing is included. Please email me if you would like to buy one.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Spring Lambs

Spring Lambs and Fluffy Clouds

Looking out towards Mounts Bay on a fine spring morning. Sheep softly grazing while the clouds skim the landscape with shadows, making the fields dance in different greens.

Sketchbook Watercolours
These are available as prints. They are reproduced on archival digital watercolour paper.
The paper is A4 size (11 in x 8in) and there is a border around the printed image of about 4cm or 1.5in, this measurement may vary according to the paintings format.
They cost $20. Or £10. Postage and packing is included.
Please email me if you would like to buy one.

Notice to anyone who is listening, due to the complexities of my little life right now I am going to stop posting on Muddy Red Sketchbook, the sketches will be here or over on Muddy Red Shoes.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Towards Poldu.


Towards Poldu.
Watercolour
30cm x 22cm or 12in x 9in

Cloud shadows skid across the bright spring fields. The new lambs wavering voices carry on the fresh breeze and the sea changes colour by the moment.
This feels like the top of the world, Cornwall is at my feet bright and clear, like a green jewel, shimmering in the morning light.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Falmouth Morning.


Falmouth Morning.
Watercolour
Approx 40cm x 50cm or 16in x 20in.

Early morning opens the town, pulling roofs and windows out of the mist, like a silent magician. Still and quiet gardens gradually wake, showing the textures and patterns of the sub-tropical plants. Monkey Puzzle nestles against English Oak, Passion Flower and Kiwi entwines with Honeysuckle.

This painting is of Falmouth, the town where I went to Art College, many years ago. Having moved back to the area I am enjoying easy access to a place that I love.
It also holds the gallery that is going to take my work. Beside The Wave is down in the heart of the town and has some very fine artists on its books. I am excited to be able to contribute some of my work to their walls…I hope I can live up to their growing reputation.
I went in the other day to see the present exhibition and was very impressed, beautiful paintings of Venice, with a sense of history and crumbling buildings, a real feeling of what I imagine Venice to be like. Wonderful stuff.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Helford River, Spring Tide.

Helford River, Spring Tide.
Oil on wood
20.5cm x 25.5cm.

Cornish lanes are like topless tunnels; high hedges each side with a band of sky above. Gorse, bracken and wild honeysuckle punctuate the edges of the sky. Every now and then a gateway reveals incredible views, like secret flashes, breathtaking views of fields and river creeks appear. Soft edges of woodland folding down to the riverbanks their winter twiggy fingers about to burst with the bright cloak of spring. The low tides reveal the channels and marks on the estuary mud like the hieroglyphics of a strange language.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Evening Light, Rain Coming.

Evening Light, Rain Coming.
Sketchbook.

Watching the rain riding in before the evening, blurring the edges of fields and hedges, borne on a brisk south westerly. There is a strong storm coming.

I am offering these sketchbook pages as prints for £10. or $20. each. They are printed on archival digital watercolour paper and measure 21cm x 15cm, or 8.3in x 5.9in. Postage and packing included. To see all of the sketchbook pages click on the sketchbook label on the right hand side.
If you would like to buy a print please email me.

Southfield Road


Saturday, March 08, 2008

Garden Strips

Garden Strips.
Sketchbook.
While I work up some paintings let me entertain you with some pages from my sketchbook.
This is a little study of hedges and light in Bristol. My sketchbook is my constant companion and fills every pause or space in my life, while I wait, or travel, or hang around, I doodle...this arrangement of hedges attracted me with their ragged bands of light.

Garden Strips


Garden Strips