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.


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


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


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".

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Pod of Pelicans

Another painting inspired by our trip down under at the end of last year. Our friends took us to see the pelican feeding at The Entrance. They really are weird looking birds. This one measures approx 16" by 12" and was painted with Atelier Interactive acrylics on Winsor and Newton Galleria acrylic paper.

Thursday, 25 January 2018


Meet Bella our doggie model at Art Club yesterday. This is still way more challenging than painting a human model, but fun all the same. The owners  quite liked the final version. Painted with hard and soft Royal Langnickel pastels on Winsor and Newton pastel paper. They measure approximately 11" by 8"