Sunday 8 November 2009
Saturday 17 October 2009
Monday 21 September 2009
Tuesday 18 August 2009
It started enthusiastically , then came the clouds !, so Pierre had to return the next day ! I had only just started when the sun disappeared again!
After a series of mad bursts of activity during every bright patch , the
shadows finally changed too much and I had barely finished the head.
Disappointingly , I had to finish the study with the aid of photographs.
I will post the finished painting soon .
Sunday 2 August 2009
I consider myself a tonalist painter , but have been exaggerating colour
in order to convey the effect of bright sunlight.
This painting was done completely from life and from my colour
sketch posted a few weeks back.It measures 28 x 20 inches.
Monday 20 July 2009
Friday 17 July 2009
Wednesday 1 July 2009
Recently , I have been painting directly from life a great deal.
I enjoy it far more than from photographs . It is much easier to
see subtle colours and tones with your own eyes.
I have completed this sketch , I say sketch , as it was completed in two
separate days about an hour each. The light changes so quickly so I had to do
it like that.
I have had this painting in mind for 2 years, it is our back door to the garden.
The painting is about 12 x 9 inches.
Sunday 21 June 2009
Thursday 11 June 2009
Monday 8 June 2009
After seeing some great work from an excellent crop of contemporary American artists I tried a different approach.Using mongoose brushes, which are a little stiffer than sable,
I painted thinner than normal , simplifying the tonal values little more than usual,and using colour instead to model forms.Something I have never really done before.
It certainly has given me food for thought.
Sunday 24 May 2009
Monday 2 March 2009
Two 2 day workshops are scheduled at the artist's studio in the south of France.
Hotel accommodation will be provided on the banks of the canal du midi,5 mins walk
The town of Castelnaudary is within easy reach of Toulouse and Carcassonne airports.
Please e-mail for full details.
Saturday 28 February 2009
Saturday 31 January 2009
I started this demo Thursday and finished it off yesterday . It was of a French model,
Félicie, that I used a while back.I started it to show Iain Vellacott, my approach to
It is good to see how much he has improved over the past year, in his
Here is his link www.inoils.com