Saturday, 25 April 2020

A Riverside View, Part III

This has got a bit delayed from the last posting because we had our first on-line art club demo last Tuesday, thus no work until Saturday.

Riverside Dwell

This is looking better, but I'm still to be convinced.  More done on Tuesday (painting night) with improved results.  This painting has not escaped me yet.

Another Tuesday and it is beginning to show promise.  There are still some problems, but they look surmountable.

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Monday, 13 April 2020

A Riverside View

Another from the backlog.  This painting is the inspiration for the current project, so it was well worth adding now.  It was fun to do and an interesting result.

A Rivenside View

Riverside Dwell

New project time.

Riverside Dwell

Back to oils again.  This is a revisit, and the original has a full set of photos so I'll be putting that together shortly.

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Ascension Part II

Another Tuesday evening and I've added in the details:


That's it, end of the first project.  Next one coming shortly.  I'll probably add another one from the archives in the meantime.

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Midsummer Paddle

Here's one from June last year

Midsummer Paddle

This is one of my favourites, and it just missed the exhibition last year.

Friday, 3 April 2020


Okay, here's my first stab at a project.  There's a bit of catch up: the first five entries are retrospective:
Consider that a working title... only a little better than "Stairway to Heaven".

Starting off

With Coronavirus panic being a decent kick up the backside, and the cancellation of our art club calendar, it's time to start that blog I've been thinking about. So the main aim is: keep in touch. However, I thought I'd go one step further... this is not just a list of what I'm up to. I'll keep a central blog so that anyone can see what changes have been made, but most of all, this is about doing projects.

I will start a separate page rumbling for each painting /as it happens/. I will say what I'm doing before I do it, which approach I am using and why. I will do this without knowing in advance whether the painting will flop. Just occasionally they do flop, badly. I guess that makes it more entertainment than instruction. I will also not hold back on my deeply-held artistic beliefs, you know the ones that last a couple of paintings before embarrassingly expiring? Yeah, those ones.

Keeping in mind that I have a full-time job and so only get a handful hours a week, this is not going to be the Fastest Blog in the West. So please be patient with me. I will mitigate a bit by going over passed records. Cue lots of snapshots and waffle. Wish me luck.


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