Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Austin Restoration

Oil on board 31 cm x 26 cm. SOLD
There is a little cottage, buried deep in the Cornish countryside, down a rutted track, tucked into the woods above the Helford river.  This secret forgotten place has a beautifully muddled garden with old sheds and a homemade greenhouse.  Inside the greenhouse sits an old Austin A40 being slowly restored.  Everywhere there is an air of timelessness and a deep sense of peace.  It is the home of a friend of mine so I am able to go and look and paint in glorious quietude.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Blue Pot

Oil and gold leaf on board
8.5 cm x 8.5 cm or 3.5 inches x 3.5 inches
I have been working on some miniatures lately, tiny meditative still lives, they are very calming to paint as the concentration level is quite high.  This one is featuring the most beautiful pot that I brought with some late birthday money.  My Mother-in-law gave me the money telling me to make sure that I spent it on myself and so I did.  The first time in my life (I am ashamed to say) that I saw something in a gallery and brought it simply because it was beautiful...I felt very grown up!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

16.August. Rain Sweeping In.

15.August.  Early Start

11 August.  Sails on the River

10 August.  Early Evening Mid Week.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Garden Shed

Watercolour 80 x 80 cm or 31.5 x 31.5 inches.
A big watercolour about gardens, one of my favorite subjects.  Am painting loads but blogging them very little, there will be a break from this interweb thing.  I want to be introspective and concentrate on some work.  Back soon I expect.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Thursday, August 04, 2011


A Seat in the Shade
Oil on canvas 80cm x 120cm

Private view is on Friday evening 6 pm until 8pm, come along if you are in town if not you can see all the paintings here. from 10 am on Friday August 5th.  The exhibition runs until 18th August so if you are nearby drop in and have a look, better still, support the arts and buy one!!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Lovely Sky

Oil on board 20 x 15 cm
First thing this morning, really lovely sky, sun shining, still water, beautiful.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

First Light, Last Light

 Saturday July 30th, 8am, grey sky, no wind, still and cloudy, water ripples and snakes into the shore..

Monday August 1st, 8.45pm, the light levels are falling fast, very high tide with soft silky water.