Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Trip to Australia

Just been on a four week trip to Thailand and Australia - I've seen some amazing natural places and have struggled to respond to variety of habitat... here are some of the results.
On the beach on Koh Jum Thailand

Koi Carp in the pond at Jim Thompson's House in Bangkok

Jim Thompson's House

Sleepers on the plane

Melbourne from the Botanical Gardens

Sandy beach near Wilson's Promontory

Massive boulders on the prom

Fairy Cove on Wilson's Promontory

Quick sketch of the surfing festival at Noosa Heads

Beach on Fraser Island

Temperate rain forest on Fraser Island

More temperate forest

Overlooking Lake Baroon

The Glass House Mountains

Coollum Beach

The Ho Tun Dumpling House in Melbourne

Botanical Gardens in Melbourne

Dubai Airport

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Some new still lives

It's cold outside and I have been painting indoors. Will get out soon...... I hope!!

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Building sites

Paintings based on drawings of a building site. I like the way the scaffolding forms a grid into which the figures fit

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Cafe at the Ashmolean

The last time I was in Oxford at the Ashmolean I made this drawing downstairs in the cafe and then worked it up into a painting. I'm very pleased to say that it has been preselected for the Royal Society of British Artists' show at the Mall Galleries in March.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Back at the National Gallery

Another couple of pictures based on observations at the National Gallery. How much is the desire to look at pictures based on what people are told about them rather than their own interest and enjoyment?

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Paintings from a trip to Italy

Italy is a wonderful place to paint and draw; every hill has a farm or a town, a church or a castle on it surrounded by cypresses, umbrella pines and olive trees.