Thursday, September 29, 2011

Gold Spot

Oil with gold leaf on board 8.5cm x 8.5cm or 3.34 inches x 3.34 inches
Small! But very lovely, strong espresso in such a fine cup, beautiful!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

End of Summer Pots

Oil on board. 15cm x 20 cm
A little plein air study as a present for a very dear friend.  I love this time of year, every year I love this time of year!  The slow wind down, the faded beauty, the deep rich smells of autumn and the bounty in the hedgerows. 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Porch Full of Sun

Oil on board 28 cm x 40.5 cm SOLD
The lovely hall way of a lovely friend of mine.  Beyond the front door is an old fig tree that makes a beautiful verdant arch to walk through and in the hallway there are always flowers and a wonderful art collection, stunning ceramics and a huge collection of paintings.
I think doors and gateways make great subjects, they are promising something, leading you in, or out. Telling a story without words.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Those Blue Remembered Hills

Oil on board 38 cm x 48cm or 15 inches x 19 inches. SOLD
I have been busy painting, of course, to have some new work for London.  The Gallery and I are off to the big city in October to exhibit at the Affordable Art Fair, so if you are in or around London on the weekend of October 21st come along and say hello.
This painting is from the trip to Provence, I was walking past the open door and suddenly saw a beautifully framed view and instantly thought of the Housman poem A Shropshire Lad and the line "What are those blue remembered hills,"  So as I had the title the painting had to follow.
My photographing of the painting leaves a bit to be desired, in reality the door is not bent!

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Oil on canvas 50cm x 60cm SOLD
My garden is tiny but has a host of pots and tumbling plants, it is a good place to sit and occasionally enjoy the sunshine.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Old Sheds

Oil on board SOLD
21.5 cm x 31.5 cm.
Another from my friends garden with a beautiful stumble of sheds and pots, I like the hidden places in gardens the potting sheds and jumble, like scribbled notes in the margins of a page.

Thursday, September 01, 2011


Oil on canvas, 50 x 60 cm
This is the fireworks display at the end of Helford Regatta on Saturday August 26th and it is the "August" painting for my river project, I painted the fireworks two years ago in watercolour and in some respects I think I preferred the watercolour, it was difficult to do but splashier.  This has bits that I like very much, I got the firework smoky atmosphere down on the far left where the little lamp glows.  I also like the dimly lit boat shapes but some of it is just a bit too gaudy for me. However...its good to experiment, what do you think!
Evening 29.08.11, in the evening light the reflections were a beautiful green but the leaves seem to be about to turn.
Later on the same evening looking the other way, a little boat going out making a small wake through the deep dark reflections.