Monthly Archives: October 2015

It’s starting to feel like Autumn

A couple of mixed media pieces based on sketches made at Rutland Water.  A sunny day but a stiff wind!

Something a little different….

I had great fun experimenting with abstract/semi-abstract landscapes at a two day workshop with Lewis Noble earlier this month (  We spent the first day sketching near Buxton in the Peak District national park using charcoal, inks and acrylics.  Back at the studio we tore up our sketches, collaged them and set out to create a series of paintings loosely based on the edited sketches.  These are three paintings started at the workshop and finished at home – in acrylic, water mixable oil, charcoal, graphite and PVA glue!

Plein air painting at Assington Mill


Had a great day last week painting at Assington Mill in Suffolk on a plein air course tutored by Roy Connelly (  A fantastic location and wonderful weather!  Great advice from Roy too.  These are the 2 smaill oil paintings I produced on the day.