Painting Rust

This has to be one of my favourite subjects to paint. The amount of colours you can see in rust make it a fantastic …

Painting a Moving Sports Car

Make a drawing of the car. This car is on a diagonal, which is an advantage when suggesting the principle of movement. Draw in …

Painting Purple Irises in Acrylics

Decide on the layout you are going to use for this painting. Although the photograph we are using as a reference is landscape, I …

Snowy Night in London

Snowy night scenes, especially of Central London, have a wonderful appeal.  For this particular scene, I made a sketch of the street lamps, the …

Littlehampton Harbour

Never visited Littlehampton before but now I have been I cannot fail to go back again and again. Some of the views and scenes …

Raphael Park Painting Afternoon

We spent a very enjoyable painting session in The Lodge at Raphael Park today. We had planned to paint in the open air but …

Finding Inspiration

You do not have to look far to find inspiring subject matter. This is a painting of a wall tile in my kitchen. I was …

Ardleigh House Garden, 20th June 2017

There is nothing like going out and painting and drawing in the open air. The experience is wonderful and today was no exception. Using …

Southend Five Boats June 10th 2017

On a recent mini break to Southend, I saw these five boats. It was as if somebody had set them up for a composition. …

Painting a Diamond,1st May 2017

When you look at a diamond you see lots of reflections and geometric shapes. When drawing a diamond, you have to follow that pattern …