Thursday, 22 September 2011

I Left My Hat In . . .

White Hats on the Sea Front - 16" x 12" - Acrylic on Canvas
I was taking photos on the seafront, not for this painting but as general source material for future paintings, when a friend sneaked up behind me and tipped the hat off my head. It was a lightweight, cotton cap which floated down onto the beach. A little later I climbed down to the sand to get it but, by the time I got there, it was gone. It was a cheap hat, it wasn't even very nice but it was useful and I missed it. I put it in this painting and here it will always be, on the beach. But the painting isn't really about my hat . . . or any hats for that matter.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Orange Anorak

Orange Anorak - 20" x 14" - Oil on Linen

I've just finished this painting.

Sunday, 4 September 2011


'Military Canal' and 'Snow III' - watercolour

These two paintings are showing as part of this year's Rye Art Trail or 'RAT' as it's more popularly known. The picturesque, ancient town of Rye in East Sussex hosts the 40th anniversary of its art festival from August 26 to September 25 2011. A regular feature of the festival is an art trail that takes the visitor to 37 windows (shops and private houses) each of which is showing works of art by one (or more) of 40 artists from the area. It's well worth a visit and most of the paintings are available for sale. Free map and details from Martello Bookshop in the High Street, Rye, East Sussex.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Snow's Not White

Snow I - 10"x14" - Watercolour

The first and last painting of this set. My favourite because it's the most minimal and has the least white in it. I entered it in the local art show and it was rejected - another reason for it to be my favourite.