Thursday, 11 August 2016

Surf and rocks

Surf and rocks  Oil on canvas 70 x 80cm
I am thinking of putting a figure of a castaway into this

Monday, 8 August 2016

Monday, 1 August 2016

Poppy commission

Poppies in red and ultramarine (detail) size 5ft x 2ft
A commission to do a large painting of poppies, Cadmium red, Cadmium red deep,  Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine, Cobalt violet, Cobalt, Cadmium Yellow

Saturday, 28 May 2016

River Avon in Indian yellow

River Avon in Indian yellow
Oil on canvas 70 X 80cm

The first stage of the painting I applied the paint as quick as I could to capture fast brush strokes, the next stage was to finish the painting and not lose these strokes. In this painting I used a new colour, Indian yellow straight form the tube, it is a fantastic colour. 

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Bab and Bougainvillea, Morocco

Bab and Bougainvillea, Morocco 51 x 61cm Oil on canvas
Bab and Bougainvillea, Morocco
A gateway to the residential area inside the Kasbah of Taroudant. Coming towards the Bab is a student wearing jeans a favourite of youth in Taroudant. In the distance is a line of washing which dries quickly in the heat.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom 60 x 76cm Initial stage
Painting this I have been conscious to keep the marks fluid and so the painting has to be done in one go. The next stage will be more considered and I will paint in a weather vane in the background.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Street in Morocco at dusk

Street in Morocco at dusk (Tauroudant)
Image size 50 x 60cm Oil on canvas

I have changed the central figure to a woman wearing a turquoise costume. The sun quickly went behind Tauroudant's city wall.
In the background was a small square where goods were traded to the locals. To the left of this figure was Bab Zorgane (an arched gateway) leading to the bus station beyond the city wall.

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Street in Morocco

Street in Morocco 40 x 50cm Oil on canvas
Initial oil study for street in Morocco. Sun just going down and people come out to talk.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Magnolia blossom

Magnolia blossom Oil on canvas 76x 61cm
This is my initial sketched in oil painting , now I can see how to progress to the finished painting. I am happy with the light and shade values at this stage.