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Making painting work

Making painting work

April had a few disappointments, but also some good news for my artwork. My submission to the New English Art Club Open exhibition was first selected for viewing but subsequently rejected in the second round of selection for hanging. I have got to this stage before,...

New show and new paint

New show and new paint

At last, a few signs of Spring in the weather and some bright days slotted in between those dull and rainy ones! When  landscape subjects are not inspiring me in this dull weather I tend to go off on a tangent and consider other subjects, and so this month I have been...

A good start to the New Year

A good start to the New Year

I did submit three more paintings to the RWS Open again this year and none of them were selected.   As the Open encourages the use of water based paintings in an new and contemporary way, I thought that these showed just that type of approach. Perhaps they we not...

The busy season!

The busy season!

The busy season is nearly over now and I am looking forward to putting some ideas collected over the summer into new paintings. I have collected a lot of images and enjoyed the stimulus of seeing great locations from various visits and holidays in Greece and Cornwall....

The busy Summer months!

The busy Summer months!

Regular viewers may have missed the texts that I haven’t written for the last few months, but I will now make amends this month and bring you up to date with my art world. In my last blog I said that I was pleased to be showing at the new St Albans gallery – called...

Missed a few months!

If anyone follows this blog regularly ( and I hope there a few ), you will have noticed that there has been an absence of text during April & May. My apologies, but several things have kept me from this task and I am glad to re-appear again for June to continue the...

New ideas evolving

February has been a good month for work.   The photos, sketches and ideas I gathered whilst in Suffolk last month, were an ideal subject to concentrate and develop a new painting method. My images were often multiple views of the same view showing different aspects of...

A fresh start to 2015

The family visit to Southwold in January was a time to reflect and gather some inspiration for forthcoming work and to focus on some changes I want to make to my paintings. I feel that I need to concentrate more on the work of ‘picture making’ instead of letting the...