Monthly Archives: September 2016

My website – and a crazy daily painting challenge

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Exciting news on two fronts.

  1. I now have a website in addition to the blog.  Please do check it out and let me know what you think. You can find it at
  2. I have hatched a rather ambitious plan to produce a painting a day throughout the whole month of October. Will I manage it?  All works will be for sale for £40 including UK postage and packing.

The details…

I am working on the assumption that the working week is Monday to Friday so that’s 5 paintings each week.  I’ll post pictures of the paintings on my blog, social media pages and the website.  All works will be small in scale (probably no more than 8 x 10″) and will be in either acrylic or mixed media.  They will be signed originals. Some may be painted en plein air (outdoors) and some may be painted in the studio.  Who knows what the weather will bring?  Paintings will be unframed, although works on paper will be mounted.  I’ll leave the framing to you as this is such a personal choice.

There.  The challenge has been set.  Best get my brushes out!

You Wensum, you lose some

Cloud shapes on the River Wensum, early May (30cm x 30cm acrylic on board)

Cloud shapes on the River Wensum, early May (30cm x 30cm acrylic on board)

Here’s a painting I mislaid and have now found – so I thought I would share.  It was inspired by a walk in early May along the banks of the beautiful River Wensum in Norfolk.  Sorry about the pun. It made me laugh.


Scottish inspiration

We had fantastic scenery on the doorstep on our two week stay in the Cairngorms National Park – and also the most wonderful sunny weather. I made sketches and took lots of photographs and plan on making plenty of Scottish-inspired paintings over the next few weeks.

To kick things off, here are two mixed media paintings inspired by a walk around Loch Morlich.  I particularly liked the contrast between the dark peaty woodland pools and the light bark of the birch trees.  The heather was in full bloom too. I couldn’t decide whether to position my birch trunk to the left or the right so painted it twice!  I still can’t decide which version I prefer.