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Happy Christmas Everyone!

Santa – Oil on Canvas Paper Here is a painting of Father Christmas, painted in one of my last classes of 2016.  Unfortunately, I have been sick with an awful cough ever since…but feeling better now (just in time) I hope everyone gets what they want this year….and happy painting in 2017

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Yinka Shonibare, Portrait

Nice class this morning in Melton.  One more to go before the end of the term.  I found an article on Yinka Shonibare in an Artist and Illustrators magazine, so had  a go at a quick portrait and was pleased with the results.

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Paintings From Life Drawing

Last session of Life Drawing for this term at the Ipswich Institute. Its been great fun with some really good work being produced.  Last night was quiet so I got the oils out and did a few sketches.  This was the one I was most happy with and seemed like a good image to start my new blog with. If …

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Moon over the orwell

Oil on Board 8″x 12″   If you visit Pin Mill and go past the Butt and Oyster pub you get into some woods that sit beside the river.  Its quite hilly and also quite dark.  This where I was earlier in the summer and when I emerged from the woods at the other end, I saw this view with …

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Between the Fields

Oil on Board 10 x 14 How to create the feeling of depth?  Looking at the subtle colour changes that come with atmospheric perspective was another area I became interested in. The colours get cooler, bluer and less intense as they move away from you.  It is quite subtle and something I need to explore more..because when it works its …

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Painting of the week #1

Casper David Fredrich was one of the first painters that really inspired me, his paintings are both beautiful but often tinged with melancholy and sadness.  This one though feels optimistic and serene.