Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Gillan Creek

SOLD

Gillan Creek
7in x 5in or 17.8 cm x 12.7cm
Oil on canvas board.
The many creeks and waterways of this area have fat woodlands running right down to the edges of the water, in places it feels like the Amazon. Small clusters of houses and cottages rest on little quays and on fine days the sky is reflected in the river like a swathe of brightest blue among the dark lush greens.


Vivienne from Paintings Prints and Stuff sent me a link to Paintmap, a brilliant way of mapping where, exactly, you painted each painting, I have pinpointed this one and will do more soon...take a look PAINTMAP

Friday, May 23, 2008

Towards The Light


Towards The Light
7in x 5in or 17.8 cm x 12.7cm
Oil on canvas board.

I am experimenting with a new way of working, small sketches in oils with a view to larger paintings from the sketches. This is one of those oil studies. I am seriously in love with the deep green of tree tunnels in the late spring, the wonderful refreshing joy of green! After the long sleep of winter all of a sudden the trees burst forth like a waterfall full of so many shades of beautiful green, sunlight breaks through and highlights tiny specks of pure gold within the darkest cool of the woods.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tall Trees Helford.

Tall Trees, Helford.
Sketchbook.
I was down at my nearest recycling place, a car park perched above the Helford River, just along from Frenchman's Creek (that's for all Daphne du Maurier fans out there), I was dreaming away while I threw the wine bottles into the big bin, staring at these beautiful tall trees. I thought it is possibly the most beautiful recycling place in the world. So I finished the flinging of bottles, got out my sketchbook and drew the tall trees, dark against the sun.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Wet Sand, Kennack, Cornwall.

Wet Sand, Kennack. Cornwall.
Sketchbook.
It is hot! The tide is out, exposing miles of wet sand that takes the reflections of sky and cliff and sends back a message of hazy, lazy summer days. The only hint of human here today are my own footprints.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Spring Lane, Gillan Creek.

Spring Lane, Gillan Creek.
Sketchbook.
This is the lane that runs alongside the creek, where I shall be walking the good dog coco as soon as we move into our new house and she comes back from my Mums house. These lanes, deeply dappled in the brightest greens and washed with swathes of blue from the bluebells, are like long, cool breaths of pure oxygen.

Another sketchbook page, you can order a print for £10 or $20, posting and packing included, just send me an email if you would like one.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Sheep on The Hill

Sheep on The Hill
Sketchbook.
Another little doodle of sheep, the lambs are swelling, the trees are loosing their skeletal shapes being filled with a fat cloak of green. Spring seems to be fattening up about to burst into summer.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Serpentine, Kennac Sands

Serpentine, Kennac Sands.
Sketchbook,
Blood red serpentine rocks make up the sculptural beauty of this part of the Lizard in Cornwall Apparently, in healing usage, serpentine is very powerful. Its properties promotes good luck and it is supposed to help people in achieving their dreams and desires. Maybe that's why I feel so happy here.
This is a sketchbook painting, available as a print for $20 or £10, see earlier posts for full details and let me know if you want one.