Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Self Portrait

Oil, 12 x 9 inches

Work in progress. Whenever I've done a self portrait, the result is always a miserable-looking convict! Painting yourself from a mirror is so tricky to pose anything else other than a really concentrating face; you're looking so hard at your visage, observing the shapes, the colours, the tones, the cools, the warms, it's just impossible (for me) to hold a happy-looking face. Strange light I painted in - there were what seemed almost like...grey hairs on my head.

Will have another look at it tomorrow morning in a different light to see if it needs tweaking...

Saturday, 18 April 2020

The Windrush at Widford

Oil on Board, 10 x 14 inches. 

This is a commissioned painting for one of my lovely customers, completed in the studio. Spring, about now, when the leaves are shooting out with fresh growth everywhere, which I shall largely miss this year with the wretched virus that has disrupted all our lives.

Herb Robert by the Teign

Oil on Board, 7.5 x 14 inches. 

Still experimenting with methods and brushes in an effort to paint more loosely and painterly. Work in progress...

Near Sundown, by the Pillbox

Oil on Board, 6 x 8 inches
A fast oil sketch done in the studio today, using a photo I took a few weeks ago as I was driving home from the gallery - I spotted this glorious light effect at Morcott and thought it might make a painting, so here it is.