21 April 2016

A bit of success


“The Lady in the hat” has been awarded first prize for watercolour painting at the Nuneaton Festival of arts exhibition. The prize included this (very heavy) bronze trophy.

23 March 2016

What’s in a name?

Cockerel 2

“What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”

(William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet)

Thinking of the name for a painting can be taxing at times. It should be relevant to the work but also take into account a wider global audience. To the Americans it may be a Rooster but us British prefer Cock.

Watercolour 40cm x 40cm

10 March 2016

Light Relief

Light relief

This painting incorporates the complete tonal range from the darkest of darks to pure white. The only problem was the bits in between!

Watercolour 40cm x 30cm.

02 March 2016

Second Family Outing

Second Outing

This is the second version I have completed of this particular painting. The first was 10 years ago this month.

The three people seen walking along the front at Torre del Mar on a sunny afternoon.

Watercolour 30cm x 20cm.

21 February 2016

Prepare to snare

Prepare to snare

This painting took much longer than usual due to problems with the reflection and the person behind the tinted glass.



40cm x 30cm