I’m enjoying painting small boards with thick, glossy colours. I’m learning that you have to plan ahead to prevent the paint from previous layers mixing with the paint I apply on top. Painting like this stops me over painting areas and forces me to keep... Sometime you just have to put paint on in thick juicy slabs of colour. I think it’s a winter thing. When the landscape seems washed out and a bit watery, I feel the need to introduce some extra colour. It’s the winter solstice and the short days and long... I’ve just completed this small oil painting if a group of holiday makers on the beach at Whitby in north Yorkshire. Lots of pure, atmospheric blues and purples in this scene because I wanted to suggest the clear air and bright, high midsummer... This painting has been on my studio easel for a few weeks now. I’m trying to keep it fresh while at the same time making sure the figures are convincing. ‘Convincing’ to me doesn’t necessarily mean lots of detail – just that perhaps, if... Another tiny Whitby painting. Not long till long summer days like this return! It’s kind of fitting to paint holiday seascapes on postcard sized paper. With the nights drawing in it’s nice to think back to summer holidays. Here’s a little watercolour from the beach at Whitby.