This study will prove to be an excellent source of inspiration for future paintings I may tackle of Beadnell Harbour.
I recently heard from one of my clients that a North East artist has been spreading false rumours that I never paint on location. Here is a blog post to put that nonsense to rest.
I do enjoy painting “plein air” and the fun I have capturing the natural elements of sky, sea and land. Longsands Beach, Tynemouth provides great subject matter to paint on the spot.
So convincing was Paul’s witness of Jesus Christ that even Agrippa said to Paul “You almost persuade me to become Christian”.
This new original watercolour of the Pantheon in Rome forms part of my forthcoming exhibition at the Lit and Phil Library starting 6th July. The Pantheon is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Rome and was commissioned by Marcus Agrippa about the time of the Bible’s Book of Acts. Agrippa’s inscription can be seen … Read more
“Pump Room in the Snow” is a large studio watercolour based on studies I’ve made on location in Bath. Over the last two years I’ve entered the Bath Prize, a painting competition held annually in Bath where contestants are given a specific location in Bath to paint “plein air”. Once they have painted their allocated … Read more
Early this morning I received an email to say I had won the category for the best painting of the Circus in the Bath Prize 2011. In 2010 I came 1st runner up in the Bath Painting Prize with my watercolour of The Royal Crescent. Spurred on by this success, I decided to enter the competition again this … Read more
In May 2007 I spent several days painting in Venice and was fortunate enough to take in a superb exhibition of paintings of Venice by one of my favourite artists John Singer Sargent held at the Museo Correr in St Mark’s Square. John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) is said to be the most important of American … Read more