Sunday, 24 September 2017

A winner at last

After many years of trying, finally  a winner.

It means a great deal, as only my fellow artists are eligible to vote. Thanks to all that did.

Thursday, 21 September 2017


Yesterday was the third weekly meeting at the Arun Art Society. This time a live portrait model came into the session and sat for two separate poses. This one was completed in two 20 minute sittings.

It measures approx 10" by 12" and was painted with Conte pastel pencils on Winsor and Newton pastel paper.

A great model, and I have recommended her to Dudley Sawer for monthly portrait sessions.

Winter wood

This was painted at the second weekly meeting of the newly joined Arun Art Society. It still feels like being at a new school.

Painted with Atelier Interactive acrylics on Winsor and Newton Galeria 300 gsm acrylic paper, it measures approx 12" by 8".

A keeper I think.

Friday, 8 September 2017


It felt just like being the new boy at school - first morning at Arun Art Society. After living in Ferring for 8 years, I am finally in. There are some very good artists in the Society, so it should keep me on my toes.

This pastel is approx 12" by 10" and was painted with Conte hard and soft pastels on grey Winsor pastel paper. John Atkinson and I swam out to the island and snorkeled around it just about 2 years ago.

Friday, 4 August 2017


At last this one is finished. It was inspired by watching the legendary Ralph McTell in performance at the Cropredy Music Festival in August 2016.

Painted with Artisan water soluble oil paints on a box canvas, it measures 50 cms square.

It may be a touch conceited, but I am very pleased with the outcome.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Shoreham footbridge

It was our second trip out painting this year, yesterday. This is the "new" footbridge at Shoreham viewed from Shoreham beach. After I had almost finished it, the tide came in and changed the view completely. May need to go back and paint it again.

This one was painted with Royal Langnickel soft pastels on 11.75" by 8.25" Winsor and Newton pastel paper.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

My Left Hand

This was the last exercise at Art Club before the summer break. "Paint your left hand three times" it said, so I did. Approx 16" by 12" and painted with Atelier Interactive acrylics on Winsor and Newton Galeria textured acrylic paper.