Thursday, 31 December 2009


Still struggling with this picture. It seems the more I work the harder it is and I just can`t seem to `see it` properly as though I am in a fog.Also the more colour I apply the less I like it . I seem to be in a place where I want less colour yet when I take the colour out I think its dull. very confusing. Still I am working and as someone famous once said`` the harder I work the luckier I get``.

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

back to work

I have now gone back to work. After really quite a long time for me. I feel invigorated by my break and want to paint just for me. I know it takes time to get back into it so here is my first effort. About a days work and really not finished.So lets see where it goes. I want to paint just for me and to try and forget all my influences and also the colour preferences of the day. Which for Cornwall is a sort of dull Grey.

back to work

Saturday, 26 December 2009


Went to Godrevy Lighthouse today. It was very windy and cold and the Family went for a long walk while I hung around the car reading Picasso.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Friday, 18 December 2009

Fairy Painting

No I don`t actually believe in Fairies it just seems to fit this picture.Its cold here and weve just had a dusting of snow which for here is unusual.

Saturday, 12 December 2009


With the Christmas open house and all the Christmas stuff happening it`s hard to settle down to paint Oh and my cold studio. I have to really get dressed up to go in there with a woolly hat and stuff. I hav`nt been posting every day so here is a painting I did last spring. I have ignored this as I didn`t like it but it`s not bad really and was painted from our visit to Spain and especially Calella which is in Palafrugell on the Costa Brava which means `wild coast`.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

For my website course I had to do two real websites.One was a revamp of and the other This second web is specifically for Naive work with more of my European and North African paintings.There is a mistake with the edition print numbers which are 60 not 6 but that will be rectified soon.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Salsa de Rueda

I have started this picture of Cubana Bop Salsa Club in Penzance. It needs some detail but is coming along nicely.I love Rueda which is Cuban for circle. Like a Cuban circle dance . It`s nothing like an English circle dance whatever that is .

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Hi Liz

Hi Liz I saw your message but deleted it by mistake and couldn`t read all your message. If you have the time could you re send. Alan

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

new website

Firstly sorry about the lack of painting. I have finally finished my new web site. Its a bit small at the moment but will grow with archive paintings and more prints etc. I`ve had to learn a completely different software to create it using Dreamweaver instead of my old Frontpage 2000 thats for you tekky`s out there. Anyway at last I can attempt to paint but wait a minute is that Christmas up ahead. The frustrations of the creative mind.I have some new canvases waiting for me in the studio so it won`t be long but I don`t have long before the big `drop all` comes.Here is a picture of the scillonian docked at Penzance during the spring. This ferry goes and comes back once a day to the Scillies.