Saturday, July 30, 2011
I went out to a different painting spot last night, I wanted to paint the bales before they were gathered in, I love stubble fields, with the track marks and the bits of green grass showing through. Right now the landscape is being splashed with the pale ochres and greens of cut fields, its a feast for the eyes, lots of colours.
Red and Blue Sails.
Friday, July 29, 2011
The mouth of the Helford River under a beautiful evening sky with all the sailing boats heading for home. This is somewhat larger than my usual paintings and is one of two big paintings for the exhibition at Beside The Wave which runs from August 6th until August 18th. The other large painting is of Provence, you will have to wait a week to see that one, its a good-un!
All of the beautifully painted and gloriously framed paintings will be available to purchase from the gallery or from their web site from August 6th. Which isn't that far away, in a weeks time, crikey, I had better get ready!!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Painted while bobbing up and down on the boat, see the slightly wobbly sea meets land line!
As I painted Big Dave did a bit of fishing and in the space of about five minutes caught ten big mackerel, it was like magic, food for free!
The sky was brilliant this evening and when we went back to the mooring I painted "the same view" but I was hungry and I really don't like those two boats that keep getting in the way! I wasn't that happy with it... but, its all part of the project so it has to go up on here, this is plein air, warts and all!
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
It rains a lot, I am wet, this is July, almost August, it is never right. I am a bit sorry for the folks on holiday, happy for the gardeners and as for me, well I dont care, I like the rain and I have a solution for painting in the rain and this is it...
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
About 3.30 am, quite cloudy, the moon kept hiding. It is always interesting to see what has been painted when getting back into the light. The sea is very noisy when there is no other noise around. I used to live at the top of this slipway and the sound of the waves on the shingle took me right back.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
I honestly thought that I had blinded myself painting this one, I was looking right into the sun and it was reflecting up off the water, "contre-jour" big time. It was very beautiful but possibly the peaceful early morning was a bit broken by the shambling stumbling figure that staggered back along the pontoon. Luckily I didn't fall in and my eyesight has returned to nearly normal!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Monday morning, no one about so I am back on the end of the pontoon, where the very first paintings in this series were done, its a good spot, I must brazen it out more at busier times of the day.
News flash, for all who are artists and creative types there is to be a Cornwall Big Paint In on August 13th, a celebration of creativity and a protest against petty mindedness. An artist friend of mine Paul Wadsworth was recently hassled by someone demanding to know if he has permission to paint on the beach!! Thus the big paint in was born. Join up on facebook and come along if you can, should be good.
Saturday, July 09, 2011
Friday night is sailing lessons for the local kids, they all dash about in little toppers and tiny tubs, the little ones, to young for the sailing mess about on the beach or fling themselves into the river. Its a great evening with lots of noise and bright sails everywhere.
A tiny gouache of a magical garden behind an art shop in Provence, everywhere you looked there was a picture asking to be painted.
I have been hanging exhibitions and writing reviews over at Beside The Wave Gallery, go and have a read and a little look at what is on offer and... they now have a virtual gallery with own art, check it out HERE you can buy my work in 10 easy monthly installments, which is exciting!
Thursday, July 07, 2011
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
|Monday. Gouache. 12 cm x 9 cm|
|Tuesday. Gouache. 13cm x 8cm|
Sunday, July 03, 2011
Friday, July 01, 2011
But, there are more Provence paintings to post up, I just counted them and I did 59 paintings in two weeks! Obviously they are not all successful but the point is, I worked hard. I shall make a Provence page for the top of this blog where they can be browsed in their entirety and post a few up here and over on the Enid Blighton style group blog Four Go Painting in Provence
|Midnight, Summer Solstis|
|The Blue Chair|