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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Rescued watercolour with mixed media, Dartmoor ponies.

First attempt at trying to rescue a failed watercolour with mixed media, any comments would be appreciated.
Other media used were Acrylic ink, coloured crayon and pastel.



Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Paintings to be shown at the Tavistock Group of Artists annual exhibition, June 2014.


this will be the four watercolours I will be submitting for the Tavistock Group of Artists annual exhibition, being held from the 17th to 22nd June at the Town hall Tavistock, free admission.









Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Tidal estuary Looe Cornwall.

A day out in Looe last week, did a watercolour sketch from the car park, then once home decided to do a larger image incorporating a few additional elements to aid the composition.


Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Bluebells on Old Exeter Road Tavistock.

Watercolour done in the studio from a plein air sketch which I painted one showery morning last week, even though there was a lot of shower activity, in between there was some strong sunlight which I have tried to capture from the sketch reference and from my memory.


Saturday, 26 April 2014

The train passing through platform 2, Watercolour.

This was composed purely out of my imagination, trying to achieve an atmospheric scene incorporating the age of the steam engine, not an expert on steam engines, so I tried to paint it in a loose style, so that if there is any mistakes in the construction of the train it won't be so obvious.



Wednesday, 19 March 2014

In the style of James Fletcher-Watson, line and wash.

Tried out this painting, which is a copy of one of James Fletcher-Watson works, using the colours that he would have used and the method, the only difference is that I used line work to give a little detail.







Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Oil painting;Coverack slipway

This is an oil painting I started some time ago, and was not completely satisfied with it, I decided to try and finish it off and to arrange into a better composition, now finished I feel a lot better with the end result.
The painting is of Coverack in Cornwall, which I find has retained much of its originality.


Monday, 3 March 2014

Watercolour Mylor estuary near Falmouth;

Watercolour of an estuary at Mylor near Falmouth, painted on Bockingford watercolour paper 140lb, painted from a photo which was taken when we were there this time last year, the weather was dry but extremely cold, did use a bit of artistic license to give it more atmosphere.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Line and wash painting of Cockermouth in Cumbria.


Line and watercolour wash of the town of Cockermouth in Cumbria, which was done from a sketch that I drew earlier in the year when we visited the Lake District.