This was displayed at my recent exhibition and I wanted it to have a wider audience. I love these old crumbling buildings hidden away in small villages in France, this one was being lived in and a cat ran out of the square hole to the right of the door!
27 August 2012
This is looking up the river Blyth at Southwold harbour on the East coast of England, I love all the paraphernalia and ditritus found around these old harbours. I've painted here many times and usually the painting includes an old shed or two. This time the subject lent itself well to watercolour; the muddy harbour's edge and the watery reflections and the sparkly moonlight bouncing off the surface of the water.
26 August 2012
When I drove off the ferry at Newhaven, I had to stop very soon afterwards at this signal box/level crossing to allow an approaching train to pass. It's a gorgeous rustic old building, standing below a busy motorway intersection, faded paint and rusty fences, very shed-like!
20 August 2012
A subject that I've painted a few times before, I love the muted greys and sharp passages of bright light that fall from the window across the tiles and leading edge of the sink. I applied the oil paint in a fairly loose way and used a palette knife to lay the paint quite thickly in places once the basic shapes and tones were established. Sarah's Sink becomes 'The Artists Sink' On show at the exhibition ~
19 August 2012
This large dominant tree stands alone at the edge of the river Eye in Lower Slaughter, I managed to paint it in between chatting to visitors (I recon the dog had more attention than me!) but a real luxury for us both, it's usually just her and me and we get a bit bored with each other at times.