Blue skies, spring

Blue skies, spring

Clouds on a spring day (May 9th 2020) A long succession of fine days during the Covid 19 quarantine lockdown has left not much else to do than sit in the garden and stare into the bluest of skies. Skies that are untroubled by airplanes for the first time in memory....
Framing joy!

Framing joy!

Winter Sunshine I always find the process of framing a painting very difficult and I tend to avoid framing my painting wherever possible. Framing tends to expensive, especially good frames. But for me the trickiest part of framing is trying to guess what would look...
Mother and son, on the beach

Mother and son, on the beach

Mother and son, on the beach Last summer I walked from Whitby to Sandsend. It is a couple of hours to walk from Whitby to Sandsend and back. I sketched and took photographs as I walked. These two figures were just playing by the shore, enjoying the waves. I was...
Downhill, towards Dungeon Ghyll

Downhill, towards Dungeon Ghyll

Coming down from the fells is much harder on the knees than going up, and the descent down towards the Langdale Valley from Harrison Stickle really hurt! This painting was inspired by the descent from Pavey Ark, which is a long walk uphill, but then the descent back...