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Saturday, 25 February 2012

"Into the light" exhibition from Impressionism to the early 1920's

Had the opportunity yesterday to go and see the exhibition being held at the newly refurbished Royal Albert Memorial Museum Exeter, the "Into the light" exhibition was arranged for the opening of the Art gallery after the refurbishment, this exhibition featured French and British paintings from impressionism to the early 1920's, artists that are represented are Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Cezanne, Whistler, Forbes, Knight plus numerous others, an excellent exhibition to see if you are in the area, it finishes on the 11th March before going on to warickshire I believe, this was my first opportunity to see impressionism by these masters in the flesh so to speak, a wonderful experience.


Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Tavistock in the style of John Hoar

Following my workshop with John Hoar, I have tried this watercolour using his style of painting, quite pleased with the outcome although I still need to control what I am aiming for.


Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Watercolour of Paris

Visited Paris for the first time last year, what a beautiful city it is, cannot wait to go back, hopefully will have more time to explore next time we go, here is a loose watercolour I completed yesterday, not to sure what the name of the place is.

Friday, 17 February 2012

"View of Polperro" finished painting

Have just finished this oil painting "View of Polperro" I have changed the line of trees in the distance which I think adds to the composition by giving it more depth, finished off by laying in some glazing, have not captured the true colours on this camera image but very close after manipulating on Picasa [editing suite], any comments would be welcome.


Wednesday, 15 February 2012

More paintings from the workshop with John Hoar

 Here are further paintings which I produced whilst at the workshop with John Hoar, I found it a fulfilling experience and have taken onboard one or two techniques which hopefully will benefit me and maybe help in improving my work.



Thursday, 9 February 2012

Watercolour workshop with John Hoar

Just finished a workshop with John Hoar, who is someone who's work I have always admired, he paints very similar to Edward Wesson who again is another who inspires me, we managed to complete five pieces of artwork which was quite daunting, John and his wife are fantastic hosts and make you feel very relaxed, I have placed two of the five images for you to see, I will post the other images later, would love to receive any comments you wish to make, constructive that is.



Monday, 6 February 2012

Pencil drawing of our puppy

This pencil drawing is of our recent addition to the family [Mist] our Border Collie, she is twelve weeks old and I did this quick drawing of her whilst she was having a nap, it was done with a 2B pencil on a A5 sketch pad, which took about 15 minutes to complete.


Saturday, 4 February 2012

Totnes Devon watercolour sketch

This watercolour sketch was quickly drawn to establish the main elements then washes of watercolour were laid in with little detail, approximately finished within an hour and half, the sketch was done from a photo taken last summer.


Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Oil painting progress "View of Polperro"

This is the progress of my latest oil painting "View of Polperro" as you have possibly noticed I have decided to change the title of this work, as it seemed to work better with the added figures and where they are looking.
Have added these other figures to help with composition, also added more boats and started to establish the tone and colour, bit more work needed to complete the painting.