art, Croyde North Devon, Devon, oils, watercolours

The Croyde series

Had a lovely week on the beautiful North Devon coast recently with the grandchildren. Croyde is renowned as a great place for surfers and the Ruda holiday park has everything for a childhood holiday. It’s also a great area for the artist. I have a whole series planned. Here are the first two- a watercolour and an oil.

The cottage on the corner, Croyde
The Dunes, Croyde
The studio
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art, Exmoor, Malvern Hills, oils, Vale of Evesham, Worcestershire

Two watercolours and an oil.

Two watercolour landscapes of Heather on Exmoor and Heavy cloud over Woodbury Common in East Devon. The oil is one my very favourite views of the Vale of Evesham looking over towards Bredon Hill and The Malverns. The joy of painting.

Heather on Exmoor
Heavy Cloud over Woodbury Common
Looking over the Vale of Evesham
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art, Connemara, Devon, Exe Estuary, Ireland, oil, painting, watercolours

Two recent paintings

Here’s a watercolour of the Connemara mountains and an oil of the calm early morning light you can sometimes see over the Exe Estuary in Devon where I live.

Connemara mountains
Early morning light, Exe Estuary
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art, Devon, Exmoor, flowers

Two watercolours

Enjoying a return to watercolour painting. Here are two very different studies: Pink Camellia amongst the daffodils and Landacre, River Barle, Exmoor. Both painted as freely and loosely as my ability allows.

Pink Camellia amongst the daffodils
Landacre, River Barle, Exmoor
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art, Devon, Exe Estuary, oils, painting

Two more oils

I attended another brilliant Hester Berry workshop in Braunton (North Devon) recently where we painted a view of the Burrows. After being inspired by Hester I then painted a sunrise over the Exe Estuary in Topsham where I live (from one of many photos taken in the early morning . This one was from a photo taken last October).

Braunton Burrows
Sunrise over the Exe Estuary in Topsham
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art, Devon, Exmoor, Line and wash, Snow Exmoor, watercolours

Watercolour inspiration

It has been wonderful to spend two days this week with the original source of my inspiration, John Hoar, the great watercolour painter. It’s been over two years because of the pandemic. Guess what? He’s still great and being guided by him is still a great pleasure. Here are four products from the two days.

A sunny snowy day
Inside St Peter’s Church, Satterleigh
Study in sepia
Devon smallholding
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