Category Archives: Painting

Lupins, in a bunch!

5°C, rain clearing. NW 10mph Look! I have a new coffee mug, it’s the start of a new era. Already tested it with new tea; a Kenyan leaf and an Indian one. The glaze is a nice aqua-marine turquoise and … Continue reading

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Hornbeam and a Laburnum

5°C, sun & light showers Day Three: adding tonal depth and a hint of colour.Listened to Kristin Hersh while doing this, the CD player is not very well- probably need to replace it. It’s only 15 years old.Left knee is … Continue reading

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Recovery

3°C, calm, clouded sky. Feels warm in comparison Recovery day: feeling brighter, opened the box of paints and found a canvas with a ground prepared already. . Listened to Max Richter while I did this one. You never can tell … Continue reading

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Wet oil

22°C, wind and warm cloud There is a gap in the evenings. I am painting in that gap now, but it’s asking too much to expect the sleepless gap in the night to close. Would that it were so.Gravity’s Angel: … Continue reading

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Paint in from the rain

18°C, rain Rain: it’s turning into a washout, there is a break in the gloom forecast for tomorrow so I am probably shooting over to Wales to do a few peaks while I can. It’s a desperate chance to make … Continue reading

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Watercolour

1°C, light clouds Clearly, I need some practice, this felt difficult to do. It was easier a month ago, before rustiness crept up. this picture is very very tiny.A6, watercolour sketch.

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Dirty dogs

13°C, bright& dry. Chase: the dogs are so filthy and smelly after a romp on the chase, that it will have to happen less often. There is now mud in the kitchen where they are drying off. Never-the-less I’d still … Continue reading

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Hips and Makers

13°C, typical autumn. Computer– had a virus which I think is out now, but it’s knocked out some services- the comp can’t copy/paste any more. I don’t know which service is responsible for that though.Watercolour Painting:- searching for a visual … Continue reading

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In a slow kind of country.

14°C, windy & grey. "A very slow kind of country!" said the queen to Alice. Alice in Wonderland. I’ve adopted this phrase to describe the feeling of slowness that takes over when you have a cold. When I feel like … Continue reading

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threads, unravelled

15°C, fresh westerly, some sun, not much. I thought of something really worthwhile to say earlier, after an hour’s painting, it has all gone.

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