17 November 2016

Happy Dancing this week...

Autumn Joy

Autumn Gold

Poppy Trio

Overjoyed this week. These paintings have found new homes. Two in the USA and one in Hong Kong. Made in France...
Very international


14 November 2016

The Tree House - Finished.

The Tree House
Oil on 3mm MDF canvas panel

I am calling this finished. This is another of the challenge paintings from September. In fact it only needed a couple of small strokes to finish it off. These 'cabanons' are dotted all over the provence countryside. Many of them are in ruins and nature quickly takes over.

I am trying to stage my photos more professionally so I set this up and used my studio lamp which gives a blue light. It worked quite well, I think. I shall try this with some of my other paintings and see if I can reproduce it - but without the paint splattered easel LOL. Adds authenticity though doesn't it?


10 November 2016

Who doesn't need more paint? A treat for myself...

Look what arrived today! Tubes of brand new paint from a new supplier.

These paints were recommended by Brad Teare an artist who I follow. I often listen to his advice, he likes trying new things and experimenting and that is right up my street ...  and who doesn't need more paint?

Read the interview with the manufacturer Walter Haas:

284: Interview with Paint Maker Walter Haas

and while you're on his blog read some of his other inspiring articles. And I love the title of his blog.

I'll  update you in due course.

03 November 2016

Provence Olives - Nearly finished

Provence Olives
Oil on stretched canvas

Work in Progress
Contact me about this or anyother painting

This one is nearly done. In fact I thought it was until I looked at it this morning. Now I think it needs some warmth in the trunks and maybe in the canopies. What are your thoughts?


Autumn Gold - Vineyard painting and work in progress photos

Autumn Gold
Oil on MDF canvas panel

I shared the start of this painting with you HERE.

I like the way the sunlit tree in the back cam out and gives me the effect that I see when the sunlight hits those leave.

Some more WIP photos


01 November 2016

Website re-vamp. Take a look..


I have been working on my website to give it a brand new look. Some pages still need work, but click on the photo to hop over and take a look. If you like what you see, please leave me a like and/or comment below with your views. Your support is appreciated.