Journal

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.

Tynemouth, Long Sands

June 11, 2020 12:25

Oil, 60cm x 50cm

Painted last summer on location over a number of three hour sessions on days where the forecast was similar. The tide was always at a different stage which kept it interesting. On one of the days there was a pod of passing dolphins.