Last light over the pond £99

Can't resist painting water for too long, this is another view of neighbour David's lake, just after I had caught a small Tench! (and put it back)

Last light over the pond. oil. 6 x 8 inches


Postie in Winderton. £99

I have kind of missed the sight of the little red postman's van tootling around the villages in the UK. Somehow the yellow one's in France don't really have the same appeal!

Postie in Winderton. Oil. 6 x 8 inches



Tonight is the opening of my new exhibition here in France I'm showing several watercolour portraits this time, something I've always enjoyed doing. Today's painting is of Diana Dabinett who owns the gallery and who will be showing a large collection of her new work.

Diana, watercolour.


Sunlight over the ford

This is where I would take my children on hot sunny days far too many years ago!

Sunlight over the ford. OIL. £99


Sunrise at Honfleur. Oil. £99

Honfleur again, this time a small oil. I'm obviously dreaming of the coast these days. Beautiful sunshine here now so I'm packing my bag!

Sunrise at Honfleur. Oil, 8 x 6 inches. £99


Beside the seaside. £99

With any luck I'll be going to the Ile de Re on the west coast of France for the weekend, trouble is I was woken by heavy thunderstorms this morning coming from that direction!

Beside the seaside. Oil. 8 x 6 


Dame dans le bois. Watercolour

Continuing with the portrait theme this lady lives in an isolated house down a quiet lane on the edge of the woods near my village, she often appears quite unfriendly until you speak to her then her face lights up! She was very shy about sitting for her portrait but allowed me to persuade her to sit for a photo instead. Today I'll show her the result, and later next week when my exhibition opens I'll take her along to see it framed and hanging on the wall.

Dame dans le bois. Watercolour



I havn't painted this young lady often enough over the years! Anyone spot a family resemblance?

Jess. Watercolour. NFS


Camille, NFS

Last week I was running a watercolour workshop here in France and by way of a change I organised for us to paint my neighbour Camille. He turned out to be a natural! he sat perfectly still throughout and provided us with an excellent few hours in his sunny garden. After which he invited us for aperitifs with his home made cider...turned out to be a very entertaining morning!

Camille, watercolour. NFS


The Bridge of Sighs. (£99)

After a sunny afternoon wandering around the busy university town... The bridge of Sighs

The Bridge of Sighs. Oil, 6 x 8 inches. £99


Harvest time near Brailes. £99

Looking across from Winderton towards St George's church in Brailes

Harvest time near Brailes. Oil, 6 x 8 inches. £99


Uncle Bob

Today's painting, my uncle Bob. Everyone should have an uncle Bob like this man!

Uncle Bob, watercolour