Friday, June 20, 2008

Evening Cows


Evening Cows.
Golden in the dying sunlight, cows wander slowly across the field, behind them the sky looms ominous and dark, full of summer rain.

Sketchbook
Watercolour

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.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

New Grass

New Grass
Sketchbook
Watercolour
The new grass makes bright slashes of lime green accross the evening landscape. Clouds skudd and shift and seem to tumble down beyond the horizon.
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.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Early Morning, Roscoff.


Early Morning, Roscoff.
Watercolour
Sketchbook.
A flying visit to France to clear out our house and bring all of our worldly goods back to England. We treated ourselves to a very nice hotel for the night in Roscoff. Our room had a balcony overlooking the sea. In the early hours I sat and watched as the fingers of pale morning light crept from behind the sea and slowly brought the little islands into focus. Quietly lapping waves and the cry's of sea birds, a very relaxing way to end a slightly stressful and very sad weekend!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Summer Lane.


Summer Lane.

Oil on canvas

30cm x 30cm. Or 12in x 12in


Plunge down the lane into the village of Manaccan. It is fat with cow parsley, hawthorn and buttercups. Here and there great towers of foxgloves bloom and in the evenings the intoxication scent of honeysuckle fills the air. The trees wear their new bright leaves with all the verve of a bridegroom, spruced up and looking very fine. It is the hustle and bustle of early summer.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Goonhilly Sunset


Goonhilly Sunset
Sketchbook
Watercolour

Goonhilly Downs is a place littered with monuments. Tumulus and standing stones bear witness to human habitation thousands of years ago and now they are joined by the huge satellite dishes which slowly pan the sky gathering up voices from the ether.
Well they have been removing the dishes lately, there are only two left, I think they are staying, as monuments or listed structures, which I am glad about. I love the juxtaposition of then and now, like holding hands across the mellineia!
I went up there at sunset, to gather my thoughts and to talk to my ancestors, to sit with my back against a standing stone, watching the sun set beyond the great metal dishes.