Thursday, 8 March 2018

End of Blog

All posts of Alan Furneaux will stop on this blog from now on.
Please visit  where I have a new website and blog.

Thankyou  Alan

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Flowers in Winter

During this freezing spell, I have been working on Flower painting. The studio has been freezing cold and my hands get too cold even with the heater on so I can only do short bursts, but I have got two done and a small one that I did indoors on my lap in the warm.
This still needs work as there are some problems with the colours sinking a bit but basically, this is it. On a Vermillion ground.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Floral painting

Just managed to squeeze some time in today to do some painting. I started really not knowing where I was going so as I went along I said to myself " keep going, keep going " I was only at the end that I thought, Ahh! It`s half decent this. It is good practice for me to have faith and keep going through the hole that you find yourself in when you don't know where you are going and you just have to finish.
I`ll now leave it until the morning and see what I think as I can already see it needs balancing on the right.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Aldeburgh Moon

I just have to wait for this to dry now before I can put the finishing touches to it. Really happy with this

Friday, 9 February 2018

Working on Alderburgh as my subject matter. here is another depiction 20 x 24 inches Oil on Canvas.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

This is an oil of one of my Gouache sketches of Alderburgh. I am itching to get out and paint. I have a friend who has already been out for 3 hours and painted. He said his fingers were numb with cold. I can do flowers in the studio but I am fast running out of ideas .it is frustrating. I have painted some cracking studio paintings and generally, I feel like I am improving in oil, except when I drink too much coffee, then it`s all enthusiasm and no steady eye. Soon I hope to be out there. 

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Flowers for St Michaels

It is amazing how pictures can together when you are forced to continue. This one just needs something middle bottom, maybe a boat.I had about an hour and I  said to myself I`m going to get this done now,it`s oil, It was sitting there half finished and quite different.I just forced a finish at the end of the day/week and without thinking too hard and hey presto.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Newlyn Half Moon

I have been chipping away at this 90 x 90 cm Oil on Canvas for some time. Thought I would post it .not finished yet but I have broken the back of it which is the major battle won.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018


Finishing off this Porthleven picture in Acrylic that I started 6 months ago using that dappled light effect I have learnt over the period.  70 x 70 cms

Monday, 22 January 2018

Moon Over The Bay St Ives

I have been working on this over the weekend and it is now coming to an end. I've chopped bits out and put bits in and reorganised it and now it is starting to make some sense.