Saturday 27 May 2023

Across the River

Across the River
(Acrylic on board, 12x12 in.)

Begun a week or two ago following a subject suggested by Gateshead Art Society and finished yesterday, after a few setbacks. It shows a view across the River yne from just beneath the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, AKA the Metro Bridge.


Wednesday 24 May 2023

Night Station 2009 - SOLD

Night Station 2009
(oil on canvas, 24 x 30 in)

I waved goodbye to this painting today as it set off on its journey to a new home with a collector in the USA. An interesting operation, because for the first time I had to order in a custom made packing box, rather than rely on pieces of cardboard from wine boxes et al.

Friday 19 May 2023

WIP - At the Lighting Emporium

WIP - At the Lighting Emporium
(collage and acrylic on board, 12 x 12 in)

A bit of fun today, with Gateshead Art Society’s programme suggesting “Collage” as the activity for the session. This work in progress is based on an old photograph of a lighting shop but where it’s going, I’m not entirely sure. Must iron out the creases first.

Sunday 14 May 2023

The Steamboat

The Steamboat
(Acrylic and collage on canvas board, 8x10 in)

Another building portrait, this time of a of a pub in South Shields. I've actually drawn this pub on a sketch crawl, but it seems from the sketch that at the time I couldn't count the number of windows properly:

The Steamboat, Mill Dam, South Shields
(various markers in A4 sketchbook)

Tuesday 9 May 2023

Pablo Paints a Picture


Pablo Paints a Picture
(acrylic on canvas board, 8x8 in)

Yesterday I ran into difficulties with two paintings I’m working on and had hoped to post here. In desperation, I asked my neighbour Pablo to pose for a replacement painting.