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How to paint a river estuary – part 3

Here is part 3 of my commission to create a painting of a river estuary. In this step I wanted to apply an underpainting to decide where the lights and darks should go. I used raw umber to lay in … Continue reading

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How to paint a river estuary – part 2

Following my recent post about having been commissioned to create a painting of a river estuary I can now tell you about part 2. After agreeing with my customer on the basic design, painting size, and materials I proceeded to … Continue reading

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Riviera Art Fair at Spanish Barn Torquay 2019

The grand art exhibition at the Spanish Barn of Torre Abbey Torquay will end tomorrow. The Devon Art Society together with other art societies of Torbay have been staging the show. There were hundreds of wonderful paintings on display. The … Continue reading

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How to paint a river estuary – part 1

I was recently commissioned to create a painting of a river estuary. The correspondence with my customer was conducted via e-mails going to and fro. He sent me a photograph of the scene he wanted me to paint. Employing google … Continue reading

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Still Life Series – Ice Age

This still life painting shows a chocolate ice cream floating through space. We may not be heading for an ice age as the title suggests but the summer heat waves will certainly prompt us to ask for lots of ice … Continue reading

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Winter River – Acrylic Painting

This painting of a river at sunset in winter was inspired by the Danish artist Anders Andersen Lundby. I have made a number of significant changes compared with the original even though the copyright has expired long ago. The painting … Continue reading

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Gallery Exhibition ends soon

From November last until the end of this month Wulffs House Gallery in a nearby town have been showing my work. The exhibition will end soon. On the last Sunday of this month I will be finding out how well … Continue reading

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Riviera Art Fair at Spanish Barn Torquay

There will be a grand art exhibition at the Spanish Barn of Torre Abbey Torquay. The Devon Art Society together with the Brixham Art Societies and the Torbay Guild of Artists (TGA) will be staging the show. The TGA are … Continue reading

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Winter – Acrylic Painting

This painting of a path through a wood in winter was inspired by the famous Scottish artist Joseph Farquharson. If you compare it with the original on Wikiart you will notice that I have made some significant changes. The painting … Continue reading

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Still Life Series – Strawberry on a White Cloth

This still life painting shows a giant strawberry floating above a white cloth. It is 18x13cm in acrylics on canvas panel. I love still life paintings which help me to explore new textures and shapes. They pose new challenges and … Continue reading

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