Thursday, 7 June 2018

Channel View





The "plein air" season is well underway. These were sketched with Arun Art Society in a beautifully maintained garden that is part of the National Gardens Scheme. The owners even provided coffee and biscuits. All are A5 and pen and wash. A great morning.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Arctic Fox


This one has been hanging around for ages. Finally finished it at Art Club last evening. Measures approx 12" by 9" and painted with assorted oil pastels on oil paper.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

White Horses 2


Well here it is. A bigger version of the recent pastel painting. The composition has been changed slightly - the horses were too close to the centre. The colours of the background are rather warm, but it conveys the heat of the Camargue.

This one measures approx 20" by 16" and was painted with Artisan water-soluble oils on a Winsor and Newton canvas covered board. Another one for the exhibition.

Gondolier


Finally finished this one off today at Arun Art Society. It measures approx 10" by 14" and was painted with Artisan water-soluble oil paints on a box canvas.

The reference was a photograph, but the treatment of the water owes much to a demonstration I watched recently by Tony Parsons. This is one for the exhibition I think.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

White Horses



This pastel painting was completed over two sessions at Art Club. Measuring approx 12" by 8", it was painted with hard and soft Conte pastels on Winsor and Newton pastel paper. The reference was a photograph from the internet, allowing use for commercial and non-commercial use.

Jean's immediate reaction was that it was a bit small. Next project will be a larger version in oil.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Montana


Still practising with the Artisan water-mixable oil paints. This one measures approximately 12" by 8" and was painted from a photograph on Daler and Rowney Georgian oil painting paper. It was started at Lancing Art Club when I thought it was a hellebore. Shows how much I know about flowers.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Copacabana


Still using our Oz adventure as inspiration. This is based on an excellent reference photograph from John Atkinson. A nice memory of much warmer times.

Painted with Artisan water mixable oil paints on Daler Rowney Georgian oil paper, it measures approximately 16" by 12".