I have always challenged myself to sketch something and to paint a picture everyday. This is the very best way for an artist to improve their work. These small paintings, mostly in oils, are some of the results of my endeavours. Painted on gessoed mountboard, these tiny paintings were a real challenge, as it is far easier to work on a large surface in an expressive way.
A beautiful atmospheric painting showing how bright sunlight can affect a scene, picking out certain areas and loosing others in deep shadow, using extraordinary colours as it highlights different aspects and corners.
This painting, after a painting by Edward Seago, is a study of the immense dramatic skies we experienced on our recent visit to Norfolk. I have changed a few of the details to suit my own “take” on the sky, mine has many very subtle changes especially in the darks, which have not really been picked up by the photogragh.
I cannot begin to describe the amount of fun I had whilst painting this picture after Piper! Painted on an extremely rough surface, it was one of those paintings that almost painted itself, and I have the intention to paint more in a similar style using the Maltese rocks as inspiration.