Category Archives: en plein air

Paint Out Norfolk 2020 – Day 3 (Norwich)

Today’s cluster of Paint Out Norfolk locations were the ‘green spaces’ of the county town – I arrived in Norwich a little later than planned and headed for the Cathedral Quarter, knowing I’d find something of architectural interest. I settled … Continue reading

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Paint Out Norfolk 2020 – Day 2 (Winterton-on-Sea)

Today we journeyed east (from Norwich) and found ourselves amongst the sand dunes and marram grass of Winterton on Sea. I arrived early, before the beach car park opened for business and (parking temporarily in the village) set off to … Continue reading

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Paint Out Norfolk 2020 – Day 1 (Surlingham)

I’m taking part in Paint Out Norfolk again. We arrived on site today at Whitlingham Country Park  for a 9.00am socially distancing meeting in the open air. Old acquaintances were warmly met and new participants greeted. New Covid 19 dictated … Continue reading

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Painting in the Orchard

I have been neglecting this blog for too long, partly preoccupied with other things and partly using other media (particularly my instagram feed). However, I like the calmer feel of  blog and I shall endeavour to do more again. With … Continue reading

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Paint Out Norfolk 2019

This is my account of Paint Out Norfolk (Sainsbury Centre) 2019, which ran from 1-5 July, with the exhibition private view and prize giving held on 5 July, and the exhibition running from 6-7 July, 2019. Monday (1 July) – … Continue reading

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Smaller Pieces

I have been working on some smaller compositions this Autumn. Compressing my method of work has been a challenging but useful process for making spontaneous plein air works. Some of these smaller pieces will be at my open studio this … Continue reading

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Paint Out Norwich 2018 – Days 3, 4 & 5

Mon 15 Oct – Anglia Square This day’s theme was ‘modernising’ and, after being thoroughly spoiled with the Medieval beauty of the city in the days before, I was curious to see this somewhat controversial area of Norwich – a … Continue reading

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Paint Out Norwich 2018 – Day 1

With the Paint Out Norwich competition concluded I’ve spent a couple of days recovering before typing up my hand-written notes. I wanted to say a little about some of my  paintings and thought I would do some short blog pieces … Continue reading

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Paint Out Norwich 2018

I am taking part in the ‘Paint Out Norwich 2018‘ en plein air painting competition along with 35 other artists. We started on Saturday (13 Oct) with three sessions (morning, afternoon and nocturne) on each of Saturday & Sunday and … Continue reading

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Paint Out Norwich 2017

On Thursday I returned home after taking part in Paint Out Norwich 2017 – a 3-day, juried, en plein air art event involving 35 artists (as part of Norfolk’s Hostry Festival). The whole experience was exhilarating and a really good … Continue reading

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