Looking at the St Paul’s Painting, What do you see? Russet reds, golden yellow against the night sky. Texture permeates the piece. The ground a rich display of oranges, yellows and burnt umber, like a molten path of lava moving ominously. Oblivious to the ‘danger’, … Continue readingMeditating By the Light of St Paul’s Painting
It’s a dismal day or so some would say. Grey wet days on the Thames are a common occurrence. The only bright colours are the orange pod on the Eye and a few red streaks behind it. I can’t remember what they were. The drizzle, … Continue readingMisty wheel
Flight over the Thames The cable car ride across the Thames between Greenwich and the Royal Docks is a thing of elegant beauty. I’m always fascinated with engineering. By the way solutions to problems, such as aerodynamics and strengthening, can often be achieved in the … Continue readingMeditating on Cable Car Painting
The Police boat was one of three moored up on the Thames. I thought of doing all three but really wanted something more focused so I cropped out the other two. Starting with the graphite image, this is the composition. I tend to get absorbed … Continue readingNew Painting – Police Boat on the Thames
Landscape Painting often involves plein air sketching. That translates as “painting outside” to the average person. I have done landscape paintings and sketched outside in the past and will do so in the future. But there’s nothing quite like painting in the studio. Especially when … Continue readingLandscape Painting – Indoors or out?
Painting outside is challenging. A few weeks ago I was out in the cold, wet and wind at Winslow Market demonstrating at a promotional event for Bucks Open Studios. Here is proof, if proof is needed. And it was indeed, cold and wet, and windy … Continue readingThames at night – painting outside.