Work in Progress: a seascape of Whitby

I’m continuing with this seascape, trying to build up a depth of thick paint.  Why thick paint? I like the way paintings look when painted thickly. There’s a generosity about laying the pigment on in deep tranches of ultramarine or ochre. Oil paint...

November’s Subtle Greys

A walk through the Rivington woods this morning. It’s November 22 and yesterday it rained hard, all day yesterday. Today the trees are dripping wet, the pathways are sodden and mist fills the gaps between the trees.  The weather and the season means that...

Work in progress: Autumn Leaves at Rivington

Autumn is very much in the air in Rivington. On sunny days colours are rich and intense with reds and yellows in the ascendancy. The less I do to this painting the better I think. Sometimes I spoil paintings by adding in more detail and more colours. The older I get...