Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I Did it Again!



I have just found out that these two paintings have been accepted by the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour for their open exhibition at the The Mall Galleries, in London, 21st April until 1st May.
I am very excited, my Great Great Grandfather was vice-president of this society (I dont think that has any bearing on weather they accept your work or not, but it feels very nice to be following some sort of tradition!)  I am now off to open a bottle of wine and jump up and down a bit!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Painting Accepted

I am very pleased to say that this painting has been accepted for the Royal Watercolour Society Open Exhibition which opens on Friday and, as luck would have it, I am off to the big city this very weekend and shall see the exhibition for myself.
It is a rocky road this entering for exhibitions caper, one fraught with crushing dissapointment, luckily today I got the result I wanted...off for a celebratory cup of tea!

Behind the Beach

Behind the Beach  SOLD
10cm x 7 cm or 4 inches x 3 inches
watercolour

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Cliff Study

Cliff Study
7cm x 10cm or 3inches x 4inches (approx)
Watercolour

Due to a lot of illustration work I have not been painting enough for my own sanity.  Yesterday it all got too much so I ran away to sea, paints and paper in hand and spent a lovely few hours in the early spring sunshine making little pictures. 
For the next few days that is what you will see, a whole bunch of little images, some OK, some good and some indifferent.  The point isnt the quality, it is doing them...and I feel so much better, soothed in the bonce, my brain has been removed, washed down with spring water, polished and put back...ahhh!