Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Affordable Art Fair Battersea 2015

An image rich post with some scale images as well as some images of a selection of the work that I am showing at Battersea Affordable Art Fair with Beside the Wave, stand G4.  It opens tonight and is on until Sunday evening. So if you have the chance pop along, the Art Fairs are always interesting.
I have a several pieces of work some large like this one as well as some tiny gouaches.
Have a look:
Sunday Morning in the Correze, oil on canvas 120 x 150 cm


Study for Sunday Morning. oil on board 20 x 30 cm

Little Courtyard Bargemon, oil on board 30 x 20 cm

London Studio

Sit a While With Me

Through to the Dining Room

Arles Roofs

Cat on the Terrace

Falmouth Cafe

Green Shutters

Little Sweet Peas





Sunday, October 18, 2015

Urban Landscape Painting Trips of all Kinds

This morning I was sketching in Harlem, New York City, there it is, my finished sketch.  Yesterday I was drawing a little view in Venice.
All of these are final drawings for the book that I am working on, Urban Landscapes. For this particular chapter my super fast mode of transport shall remain a mystery to be revealed in the book.  Other drawings and paintings are also part of the book.
This one is drawn on location in France, en PleinAir air but then changed, or rather added to later on.
And this one is a larger oil of a street in London.  
The most difficult aspect of doing the book is actually remembering to take photographs at stages during the drawings or paintings creation. 
The best bit, by far, has been drawing and painting obsessively. Without doubt, practice, practice, practice, enough is never enough and it makes a huge difference, mainly to your confidence in your ability to take on complicated subjects.
It's all been very interesting.