Favourite Painter 1 – Ivon Hitchens

Favourite Painter 1 – Ivon Hitchens

This a painting by Ivon Hitchens, an English 20th century painter. He painted lots of these panoramic and almost abstract landscapes. His broad brushstrokes and muted colours make his work immediately distinctive. He isn’t well know outside of the art world and...
Favourite pigments

Favourite pigments

In the best ‘Smash Hits’ interview tradition, here’s a few of my favourite colours… French Ultrmarine My most used blue. It’s ideal for skies. Add one of the brown pigments for a cool gray. Can be added to almost any colour to knock it...
Perfect spring weather

Perfect spring weather

I was painting this view earlier today and sitting under the beech trees by the side of the Rivington Reservoir I was struck by how this year’s fine weather has given us days of purest spring light. It might be my imagination but the atmosphere seems to be...