Alexandra Palace from Priory Park, Late November It was a really cold day and very blustery (quite hostile really) but surprisingly leisure pursuits were going on in the park. People walking dogs, pram walks, and a football game on the bowling green. It just shows that we are not prepared to let poor weather dictate…Details
I painted this picture in site during the first weeks of November. Despite being a relatively dull day the Autumn colours made it rich in colour. The painting was purchased by the mother of the man sitting on the left of the picture, to be presented on Christmas Day
Although, flower paintings are often not taken too seriously, they are a great subject to limber up with and making them look natural is something of a challenge. As they have an obvious natural beauty, and wonderful depths of tone and colour, the task is to convey this within the limited range that the materials…Details
This is a great place to paint from during the morning when the weather is hot as there is a good stretch of viewpoints which are well shaded. The water traffic is dense and fast moving. Catching it on the move is something of a challenge.
This painting was done from the Accademia Bridge In Venice. Probably, one of the most painted subjects in the world but something every artist has to paint at least once. The sparkle starts to come on the water around 9.30am to 10.00am and is seeing it’s first glimmers is about as near to heaven of…Details
This painting of Highbury is 12″ x 10″ and was executed towards the end of October I did this painting over two sessions. Both of them were really quite cold and I made the mistake of working too close to a secondary school at the end of the day. Most of the kids were reasonably…Details
This painting of Carluccio’s in Hampstead is 12″ x 10″ and was executed in late October Although I was hoping to do this ‘contre jour’ parking was tricky and by the time I had selected to spot the sun had moved. This is one of several studies I have started in preparation for finalising…Details
There were a few days in the last to weeks of October were really nice. I painted this over two sessions and on reflection I think I added a bit too much detail. on my second visit, much of the bric-a-brac outside of the bookshop had been repositioned but fortunately I had most of it…Details
The boating Lake is a five minute drive from where I live yet I have only been there about 3 times in 20 years.The boats are now in the form of huge plastic swans in primary coloured plastic and I made a point of leaving them out of the picture on this occasion.The man on…Details
This Painting of Hampstead Duck Ponds is 16″ x 12″
Painted at the end of the summer looking at this well known local scene.
The Admiral’s House, once painted by John Constable, has a perfect viewpoint from Fenton House Gardens. The gardens at Fenton House are perfectly maintained and are rich in floral colour even at this time of the year. It always looks immaculate but I have never yet seen a gardener there.
This Painting of Kenwood House is 12″ x 10″
Painted on a warm October afternoon, this subject provided a good excuse to include some nice architecture and human action albeit all at a slow pace.