I've been away quite a bit on painting courses lately, particularly at Art Holidays in Dorset. As such, I've accumulated several demonstration pieces, which I have posted here...
Above 'At the Foot of the Castle, Christchurch'
Above 'Bayard's Cove, Dartmouth'
Above 'Cod Rock and Mew Stone from Berry Head'
Above 'The Guildhall, Totnes'
Above 'Iford Bridge'
Above 'River Stour at Tuckton'
I'll be tutoring another 5-night course at Boscombe again from tomorrow.
Monday, 2 March 2015
I painted this view of the Guildhall this morning. I took a photo after completing the mid-tone wash, to give an idea of how the painting is put together. Once this was dry, I put all the darks in, which pull the painting together.
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
This is Roquefixade, in the Ariege region of France. We were here a couple of years ago. The weather wasn't great for that week but, on this day, it was fine.
My painting is of the village at the foot of the cliffs. At the top though, is the Chateau de Roquefixade, a ruined castle.
Thursday, 5 February 2015
This is a view I know pretty well. Berry Head, which is what I'm standing on, is a headland at the southern tip of Torbay. It is a national nature reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It's also a nice place to paint.
Friday, 30 January 2015
Last year we spent some time in London and decided to visit the British Museum. Initially, we went there for the Viking exhibition. However, the Elgin Marbles were also on show, so we also had a look at these impressive historic pieces. I thought this one would make a good study of light and shade.
Monday, 26 January 2015
Friday, 23 January 2015
This scene is just a few miles south from us, Berry Head being at the southern tip of Torbay. It is a very rugged part of the coastline here, with tall cliffs and lots of hidden coves. There are many views worth painting along here. I've even brought painting groups here.