Friday, 27 September 2013

A Quiet Decadence

A couple of new interior paintings.  The first one is ‘Bacchus and Ariadne’, a gentle, contemporary nod to Titian.  (A very respectful nod, of course.)  It is 40 x 80 cms.
The other one is more of a nod to William Nicholson, I suppose.  The red box came from a charity shop, and it seemed to pair very well with the leather gloves (-thanks for the loan of these, Emily!). So, ‘Leather Box, Leather Gloves’, 40 x 60 cms.

Sunday, 11 August 2013


A couple more small paintings in what is becoming a series of derelict or deserted buildings.  Again, based on a found image, these are on hard panels which give a greater texture to the paint.  These are still in progress (and the photos aren't very good, caught a bit too much reflection.  Will work on this.) but I'm going to try and leave some of the roughness - it seems to go with the character of the subjects.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Stairs, stillness

Something a bit different for a me; a melancholy setting, but rather haunting.  The source for this was a found image (uncredited, I'm afraid) which stuck with me and I thought I would turn into a small painting.

30 x 42 cms, oil on wood panel.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Two Figs - a commission

This one was a commission, so I thought it was worth sharing since it won't be seen in public - at least for some time.  Some friends of ours near Hay-on-Wye are restoring an amazing Victorian glasshouse - the largest in Wales - and turning it into a lovely restaurant.  They commissioned this painting, which will be on the walls of the new restaurant when it opens, in 2014.

50 x 40 cms, oil on canvas.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Welcome to my blog

Welcome to my painting blog.  I wanted somewhere to be able to post some of my smaller work - studies, daily paintings, maybe even the odd print or drawing - away from my normal website.  And a blog suddenly seemed like the obvious answer.  So here we go.  Just to get in the swing of it, I'll start with a couple of small paintings that I did last week . . .

These are both 50 x 40 cms, oil on canvas.  More coming soon . . .