This painting was a commission for the owner of the house as a surprise Xmas present for her husband. The day started off dull but brightened up immediately as soon as the paint was applied. It made all the difference and gave the picture a much needed sparkle of light.
I painted this picture in mid December over two sessions and just as the light was turning to dusk. I loved the pinky grey colour of the sky and the reflections on the side conservatory.
I painted this picture on a dull November day and was attracted to the turret, faceted bay windows and the dramatic perspective on the left hand side. The painting was noticed online by a previous owner who purchased it within a few days of my completing the work
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 from Hungerford Bridge was completed on the 4th October. Size 12″ x 10″ After our accidental meeting on Hungerford Bridge last Thursday, Andrew Hird and I met up on Sunday to tackle a view looking from Hungerford Bridge looking towards Waterloo Bridge. It was clear that it was probably the last good day…
It is difficult to express into words how difficult it was to access this viewpoint. Officially fenced off, this barrier is nothing compared to the struggle through the overgrowth necessary to reach the lakeside view. Wildlife was abundant and sounded almost tropical. I was badly bitten on both both hands by what looked like mosquitoes…
Goring Lock again but in overcast conditions (painted 10″ x 12″) The dull condition allowed provided a less pressured timescale compared with the one I painted in bright sunlight.
(July/August 2015 size 24″ x 20 “)
The Pond at Hampstead Heath This picture was painted in two sessions (16″ x 20 ” completed on 9th July 2015)
Belsize Village (10″ x 12)” Belsize village is not easy to get to by car and the most direct route brings you to a dead end just before the village itself. When you finally discover the route in and manage to park it is a delight to behold. The corner shop is a ablaze with…