Thursday, 17 June 2021

Lilies Plan

Usually about this time I would have an update of the painting I did Tuesday evening.  However, every third Tuesday of the month is demo night at the Club, so no further work.  This month was woodlands in mixed media... or at least would have been.  The internet gremlins struck a decisive blow and we only got about a quarter of an hour in.  When I say "internet gremlin", I believe the gremlin in question was shaped like a workman down the street.  So it looks like next Tuesday is out as well, as that's when it is rescheduled.

To keep things going I've decided to start a home project.  I took this photo of our pond and thought this would make a good painting:

I like the strong contrast and the deep colours of the pond.  I like the way the flower is caught shining in the sunlight.  I have a 10 inch square canvas waiting for this image, so that's my plan.  AS this is at home it will be in oils.

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

New Website Info

 As mentioned in my last post, I have been working hard to get my new website up and running.  As it it still some way to go, I have decided to report what I am up to in a new page.  Here's a link to it:

Having finished with the DIY, this is now my number one project.  Well that's the theory.  There's always the sunny weather to distract.

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

The Toymaker Kick-Off

Did I mention I was stopping this blog in favour of starting up my own website?  I might have.  Guess what: I'm still not there yet.  However, as I have got to the end of all that DIY, I have started the painting up again and so here's a new entry - the first one not from the backlog in lots of months.

This should be curious at the very least.  Meanwhile I thought I would start a page on what I am doing with the website as it is taking up so much of my time.

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.

Lilies Plan

Usually about this time I would have an update of the painting I did Tuesday evening.  However, every third Tuesday of the month is demo nig...