Leafy Clementines in a Plastic Punnet

I’ve been researching aspects of the working methods of C├ęzanne and Renoir recently, in preparation for two of my art workshops. A plastic punnet of leafy clementines caught my eye in the kitchen yesterday (planted there for this reason by my wife as it turns out) and I thought it a good subject with which…

Blue Lilies in a Blue Room

On a recent visit to a supermarket I was taken with some blue lilies, which I thought might make an interesting subject for a new still life painting. How natural they are we’re not too sure of – they certainly struggled to open. However, I did enjoy putting this painting together. Unaware of the slow…

Sunflowers, 31 July 2013

I’ve not been doing much drawing or painting of late. The one painting on which I have sporadically been working (a relatively large painting of Kew Gardens from a photograph I took a few years ago) seems to be taking an eternity. When paintings take so long they tend to wear down my energy and…

Cardiff Bay, 16 May 2013

I’m hoping to add a few drawings over the next day or two which I completed on a recent holiday to Cornwall. Today’s was drawn on a stop-off in Cardiff 12 days ago. I am wont to forget/decide not to take my sketchbook with me on days that clearly demand the use of one. Today…