Saturday 25 July 2020

Flowered Jar with Figs

 Flowered Jar with Figs
(Mixed media on mountboard, 9x9 in)

Offered for sale and sold under the Artists Support Pledge.

Monday 20 July 2020

Mondaymonday : Turret near the Maze


Turret near the Maze
(Markers in 21x26 cm sketchbook)

Another fine day with Mondaymondaysketchers in Saltwell Park. That's a very busy corner and people came by quite often, not always respecting social distancing. My drawing was inspected by a woman and her grandson and not found wanting. Her grandson, of course, is a very good artist.

Monday 13 July 2020

"Frying Pan"


"Frying Pan"
(markers in 21x26 cm sketchbook)

After such a long time in Covid-19 Lockdown, it was good to answer the call from Colin and get together with the Mondaymonday Sketchers in Saltwell Park today. I settled on some of the mock fortifications of Saltwell Towers and drew one of the turrets that I still think of as "Frying Pans" - what I called them when I was a boy.

Sunday 12 July 2020


Summer Stripes
(acrylic on hardboard, 30x30 cm)

I started this last year at one Club and finished it this week for a challenge from a different Club. Unframed, it’s available for £200 incl. P&P in the UK. Contact me to buy or ask for more information.

Thursday 9 July 2020


The Ethnologist
(acrylic on canvas board, 8x8 in)

As an online self-challenge I've produced a new addition to my Major Players imaginary portrait series.

Tuesday 7 July 2020

 Cottage in the Park
(acrylic on card, 10x10 in)

Another Saltwell Park painting, with the gatekeeper’s lodge taking on a fairytale feel.

Friday 3 July 2020


(acrylic on card, 10x10 in)

I discovered this rocky outcrop on a painting holiday in Bishopdale nearly ten years ago and the collection of rock and tree root shapes has hung around at the back of my mind ever since. Bringing them to life in a painting has been fascinating, as they continued to evolve with the paint.