Sunday, 10 January 2021


 Another from 2019, and this completes my backlog up to April 2019.  There were a couple of oil paintings as well (one from Skye and the other of Prague), but I didn't record their production.  I decided not to because I was experimenting with a different way of plotting the scenes out.  Ironically, these oil painting went particularly well.

Back to Bookworm... this wasn't a fantastically successful painting, so having given all the details of its construction, it is not a good demonstration on how to construction anything.  It has its good points and it does show up some of my thinking that goes on behind the scenes.


Sunday, 27 December 2020

Puddle Princess

 OK, I know I said I was creating my own website... it's taking a little longer than anticipated.  It will be really good when it's done, but it's not done.  So I'm back here again.  No new paintings as I have been very busy in finishing off the house.  Not much left so I have a bit of time coming my way.  In the meantime, I thought I would do another from the backlog.

Puddle Princess

This one went down very well in the 2019 summer exhibition, so I hope you'll appreciate a bit of background here and seeing what it looked like at various stages.

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

WADAC Winter Exhibition 2020

We're live!!

I'm still trying to fix the scrolling bug.  Fingers crossed that will work soon.

The scrolling bug after months and months of being ignored has been finally eliminated.  As the number of painting exhibited has broken the 60 mark, I've reused the virtual tour from the summer exhibition, so you can now walk around the paintings should you so desire.  There's a wall at the end which is a bit bare, so a few more contributions would be welcome.

For those using iPad I send my apologies: I can no longer support Safari as Apple has pulled Safari for Windows.

Ordinarily, the club would be gearing up for its "Affordable Art Show".  With the lockdown, we've accepted this just isn't going to hit town, and so we're going on line:

Winter Exhibition Online

On the plus, we can keep this going for all of December, instead of the weekend.  If anyone does drift into Wallingford, you can drop by St. Martin Street to see a handful of the full selection, and we'll keep that rotated.

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

A Pause

This will be my last entry for a while as I concentrate on a replacement.  Blogger has been useful to get this started, but it is not enabling me to do what I really want.  Hopefully, I shall have something back on line before long.

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

What You May Find, Part III

Another Tuesday.  No meetings this time, just the intended artwork.  I was a little bit more on form this week, and this painting may be steering back in a good direction.  The jury is still out.

What Yoy May Find

Some more details added.  Getting close now.  I almost like the painting, but a couple of awkward elements still get to me.

Another Tuesday, and that's your lot.  All done, or at least as much as I'm going to do.

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Bunkfest Bubbles

I've been a bit busy over the weekends with my head stuck in VR and Tuesdays have disappeared to a meeting and a demo, so I've gone back into the backlog to keep the blog going.

Bunkfest Bubbles

This one was painted last year with the shameful intention of gaining votes in the exhibition.  Yes, I can be that cynical.  Kids popping bubbles at Bunkfest?  What can go wrong?  Here's its shout.

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

What You May Find, Part II

A bit of a gap since I was last painting.  I had a week off, which ought to have resulted in more work, not less.

What You May Find Page

It took me a while to get back into it, but ideas are bubbling up again.

A day later than intended, but another update.  A lot of paint slapped on, but that's the rough cut.  Now I just have to follow whatever is needed.


 Another from 2019, and this completes my backlog up to April 2019.  There were a couple of oil paintings as well (one from Skye and the oth...