Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Just found this super  little oil on board behind  a pile of canvasses in my studio and rescued it. 16 x 24 inch. Very loose but charming I think..

Took a beaut Sunflowers painting down to the Auctioneers today and got on with this one. Have to leave it to dry before I start again. 

Friday, 26 April 2013

Well. Big mistake with the Cyprus trees being Pthalo Green so I`ll wait for them to dry and go over them. Other than that just need to work on the middle of the sunflowers and that should be it .
20 x 22 inch Oil on Canvas

Thursday, 25 April 2013

I have just taken the Italian trees out of the foreground of this picture . I`ve had it in my studio for a few days and they were bothering me as they draw the eye down Having taken them out I am elated. It can breath. I think this is one of the best paintings I have ever painted.Just the shear joy of the sumptuous red and orange oil paint on the canvas.
I have been quietly working on two of these Sunflowers in thew background. This is nearly finished ,another couple of days should do it. This one is a commission for Russ and the other is for Auction.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Oh this is really exciting. It`s clearly a family picture that I`ll keep . But boy am I enjoying this and I am full speed ahead on this theme.

Monday, 22 April 2013

This is coming along nicely too! I`ve painted it on Windsor and Newton ready made canvas that I bought at the Art shop. Usually I buy canvas from Bird and Davies in London that is top quality and strong because working in acrylic the canvas needs to be strong., but to my surprise and pleasure this is just as good when working in oil which I do predominantly now . It`s got a great tooth to it which is pleasing to the eye. What a surprise it`s been under my nose all this time.

Well maybe a tweak here and there . Finished.  Yes! and what a beaut

Sunday, 21 April 2013

This is a large 40x40 inch canvas that I have just started. I nearly abandoned it as I have done this subject before although a few years ago but decided it was ok as it`s oil . Not going to rush this ,well you can`t anyway because the oil has to dry, Will be working on detail later.Lots to come yet!

Friday, 19 April 2013

This is really starting to take shape now. I obliterated the Sunflowers because they just did not work . I`m going to let it dry for a couple of days before I start work on this again. Really itching to get at the detail on the houses and trees and to add some Tuscan firs in the foreground. This uplifts me. Its bold luscious and full of sumptuous oil without inhibition

Monday, 15 April 2013

These two smallish oil on canvas`s are now ready to go to the photographer and Simon and then to the framer.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Not going to get to excited just Yet. Just tinkering on a Sunday. There is promise in this, at least in what might come of it and where it leads.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Ive made a number of starts and here is one of them, I don't know if I like it. The path should be in a straight line and it veers and there is a lot of yellow and green. Will continue

Friday, 12 April 2013

Not done yet. But this oil  is coming on. Its one of my wild and free expressions, a bit primitive but works..
Detail ans bits and pieces next and live with it so time tells me what to do next.

Well 3 hrs later I can see it doesn`t work so got to find a way to make the two views work

Saturday, 6 April 2013

I found this wonderful image of Villa Joyosa from when we lived there. It an Acrylic on paper.
I`m going to do it again but oil on canvas.