Self portrait 2021

January 5, 2021 11:04

Drawn in front of the bathroom mirror to get this year's work started at New Year. Self portraits always have a serious look because of the concentration, I will try and smile next time.

Evening Star Over the Harbour

November 27, 2020 13:25


"Evening Star Over the Harbour", oil, 60cm x 50cm

This was painted following a trip to the Northumberland coast just before the current lockdown. It is the view over Seahouses harbour with Venus setting in the west. Venus is the brightest thing in the sky after the sun and moon and is a spectacular sight. It was actually visible in the morning just before sunrise, but I moved it from east to west and morning to evening, two advantages of not working on location! 


West Allen River below Hindley Wrae

August 15, 2020 07:16

Oil, 30cm x 25cm

I found it hard to settle and paint because of the heat, so I jumped in and swam for 20 minutes. After that I could concentrate, I should do that more often. This spot on the river West Allen is a steep scramble down the bank behind my studio.

Tim Rubidge

August 6, 2020 09:58

Oil, 50cm x 45cm

Tim is a dancer and choreographer and still dancing. It was painted during a four hour session with our regular portrait group.