Thursday, 30 June 2011

Day ?? The sea is the wrong colour now but I am making good progress. Fingers crossed.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Firstly thankyou to every one that has bothered to take the time to make a comment. I know we are all very busy...
Another day on this. There are so many interlocking shapes and colours that it is a battle to tame it. For the eye to to go from one passage to another in a natural way takes time to construct

. Sometimes I take out whole areas that dont work and try something different untill it does and often the picture takes shape from just a tiny piece that works perfectly.

Monday, 27 June 2011

I have just found this beautiful little painting of Marrakech in my studio tucked away in a corner.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

I love Penzance on a Saturday. Everyone is out and about and being such a small town ( with small town gossip) you meet lots of people you know. It really is friendly place to live. I like to get my Coffee there at the Deli.

Illy is my favourite brand.

Getting closer to finishing. One or two more sittings hopefully.
Tuesday 1pm. work so far.Slowly bringing it to life.

Monday, 20 June 2011

It has been raining heavily today and the acrylic paint is not drying fast enough so I am chipping away at my oil of Penzance. I have to say I am rather pleased with this and it feels like I have a new interest.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Been steadily plugging away like forced labour. Gonna put it on the wall and look at it over the weekend.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Penzance. Stage 1. oil on canvas

When I had my first Exhibition in London many years ago I was painting 3 paintings a week. I had too to keep up with the demand. I would often get up at 6 in the morning to start work before everyone else came down for breakfast. I probably do 1 good one week now.
What I learnt from this intense activity is that it pays to chip away or start paintings behind the scenes, especially the ones that prove difficult. I started a new oil with this in mind today about half past four. I was going to work till 5 today but that half an hour can be Golden.
This is an old canvas that i have gone over and this is the start.
3 Days into this and I now have Studio Stupa. I really cant see the wood from the tree`s. There are passages that I love but I need to get some time between me and it to see with fresh eyes. I love the finished results of these but they really are hard work. In some ways you really can say this is a true. Gestalt. A beginning a middle and an end and a lots of stuff inbetween all having been hard won.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Oh it`s miserable in my studio when it`s dull and rainy but must work. Do a bit take a break do a bit etc etc. building it up slowly.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

The Drang Gallery have sold this little beauty. I was told that the buyer was very happy although they were not keen on the Frame which they wanted changed.These paintings take forever to do and really is my best work.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

I have done another painting swap with one of my favourite artists Angus Wilson .A Scottish Colourist living in from San Jose in sunny California.

Lorraine and I love it.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

I have been working on a new version of the Yellow Tree. I have the Association of British Naive Artists show coming up in St Ives and I want something stunning. This is a huge 40x40ins and hopefully should make an impact


Thursday, 2 June 2011

This is me and Daphne Stephenson the celebrated Naive Artist at the Penzance Arts Club. We have done a painting swop. I gave Daphne a Marrakech painting and she gave me this super painting