Two recent watercolours after a while painting in oils. A snowy Exmoor scene and a view of Derryinver in Connemara.
Two oils of beautiful North Devon. The last of summer Croyde Bay and The River Lyd on Exmoor.
I’m loving experimenting with oils at the moment including attending a great workshop by Hester Berry, a brilliant North Devon artist.?
I needed to get back to painting watercolours. Here are two recent Spring flower paintings plus the Connemara coast and a view over the village of Chittlehampton in North Devon.
Like us all I’ve been spending most of my time indoors with just the occasional shop and regular daily exercise. All this has meant quite a lot of painting, ranging from John Hoar DVDs (I was due to go on one of his courses so substituted DVDs instead), my Connemara and Norfolk sketchbooks. Here’s a selection of them.
This is a very loose painting where I had enormous fun with water flowing in great puddles over the sky area. I took my lead from a John Hoar painting and in his words, ‘took the courage in my hands and sploshed away. It was great fun and I was happy with the results .
Three more paintings of the Exmoor area including the churches of George Nympton and Molland. These two were completed in line (bamboo and matchstick pen) and watercolour.
I had a great two days last week in North Devon with John Hoar . We did a variety of subjects most of them local. We also did a mix of pure watercolour, line and wash as well as sepia studies for tonal practice. Here are some of the results.
We’ve been lucky with weather here over the Christmas period; with terrible bush fires affecting my brother in Australia and flooding in parts of the UK, Devon has been largely ok albeit a bit grey and damp. Here’s a winter picture of a scene near Simonsbath up on Exmoor which I hope reflects one of the brighter days amidst the stillness of late December with its leafless trees and browns and russets.
Here’s a￼ quickly painted snow scene inspired by my teacher John Hoar to wish all friends on here a very happy Christmas.