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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 – Day 2

Our theme for the Sunday (14 Oct) sessions of Paint Out Norwich was the Medieval townscape, for which Norwich is renowned – we were directed to the Cathedral area and Elm Hill for the day. Morning Session – I found … 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 with three sessions (morning, afternoon and nocturne) on each of Saturday & Sunday and continue with … Continue reading

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Staithes Beck from North Side

Compositionally here, in this final Staithes view, my primary interest was in the dynamic procession of post and rail, springing diagonally from the foreground and branching off in the distance of the painting. The starkness I found came in part … Continue reading

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Staithes Beck & Footbridge

This Staithes painting revolves around the footbridge over the Beck and in particular, the upright form of its nearside buttress. A bright and briskly sunny day enhanced the shadows and highlighted the roughly textured courses of masonry and cobbles. This … Continue reading

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Staithes from the Beck

I enjoyed playing with the complimenting colours of blues and oranges in this composition. The foreground boat, held in suspension by its web of moorings, set the key hue of orange, tints of which are echoed in the silted estuary, … Continue reading

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