lunedì 22 ottobre 2012


32 x 41cm 
pruning sheers painted from life - 2010

I've been blogging for 3 years this month .... I'd just like to say a big thanks to all my fellow bloggers who follow my blog and take the time to leave comments .

A special word of thanks to the following bloggers for mentioning my blog in recent blog posts :

Many thanks to artist and writer  Katherine Tyrrell MAKING A MARK  for kindly mentioning  my blog on her post yesterday "WHO'S MADE A MARK THIS WEEK " . Katherine writes  a number of very informative and  interesting blogs which you can find links to on her blogspot

The other week  French arist  Anne Le Maitre Blue de Prusse  who illustrates and writes the most beautiful travel logs showcased my blog . Please look at  her delightful  blog you can find all her publications.   I love how Anne captured the Spire -Benigne on the cover of Djon carnet d'artiste . ...thankyou once again Anne  .

© Anne Le Maitre
"Dijon canet d'artiste"
Travel log

And Lastly :

I'd also like to thank artist Bix Nash who runs the watercolour challenges on for mentioning my blog as a reference for the recent challenge for experimenting with textures .  Bix is currently  running an autumn watercolour challenge for this month .
Bix Nash  runs painting holidays in France you can find her facebook page France Painting Holiday otherwise

domenica 14 ottobre 2012


watercolour study 
56 x76cm 
Fabriano Artistico of spaghetti painted from life 

sabato 13 ottobre 2012

dry dock ii

"red + yellow + blue" 
waterline ii
dry dock inspiration ii 
watercolour wash
32 x 41 cm much work is involved in maintaining and painting boats .Many of the weathered boat hulls in the dry docks are similar to works of art in progress.

dry dock

"red + blue" 
waterline i
dry dock inspiration
watercolour wash
32 x 41 cm 

....inspired by boats in  dry dock  I 've started to work on an idea for  a series of paintings based on photos I have taken whilst wallking around  a boatyard.

domenica 7 ottobre 2012


 found  empty shotgun catridge - birdshot catridge 
watercolour sketch 
still life