Here’s a painting that I’ve finished twice now. The first time was a few months ago, and the second time was yesterday. This often happens – a painting that looked complete several months ago doesn’t ‘settle’ well and needs... In winter I’ve noticed that the colours I use become more restricted and I favour earthy colours like yellow ochre, indian red, vandyke brown. I suppose this is a reaction to the colours around us, as winter drains the landscape of colour. Grey tones can be... Here’s a small painting that takes a long view. I’m fascinated by zoomed up views of objects on the far horizon – the way the colours merge towards the blue end of the spectrum and the way the features flatten out and tend towards abstraction. The... I walked up the the base of the Winter Hill transmitter today, looking for a happy contrast of technology and natural landscape that maybe will form the starting point for a painting later this year. Initially warm, it clouded over and temperature dropped, making... Working hard on this painting. Getting the balance between the cool shady areas and the warm sunlit is surprisingly complicated. I was working on a small-scale watercolour tonight. This one is tiny — the size of a small post card. It seemed only right to paint a seaside scene to remind me of summer holidays in Whitby.