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Pencil sketch looking back at Blackfriars bridge on the Thames in London
The Thames Clipper service in central London is really fast when it gets going, so a pencil sketch like this on the move really has to done fast. Blackfriars Bridge in front, The Shard on the right
Added: Wednesday 28th December 2011, 16:47:44

For us a Child is Born - Christmas greetings from Cambridge Art Academy
This abstract painting "For us a Child is Born" in oil pastels comes with Christmas greetings from Cambridge Art Academy
Added: Thursday 22nd December 2011, 11:24:47

Market Square Cambridge UK painted in oil
This was painted in oil from the tower of St. Mary's church Cambridge as it started to get dark.
Added: Sunday 18th December 2011, 17:55:24

Nocturne painting in oil - The Bath House Bene't Street Cambridge
A small pochade nocturne painting in oil on location in Bene't Street, Cambridge, featuring the Bath House pub and a rather pretty-in-pink lingerie shop in the distance.
Added: Wednesday 14th December 2011, 4:47:37

Smoke on the water - at Titchwell bird reserve painted in water mixable oil paint
The last of my series of blogs from Titchwell RSPB bird reserve in Norfolk UK. In this one I show a small painting on board using water mixable oil paints. I call it "Smoke on the water". Why not?
Added: Friday 9th December 2011, 5:33:59

Painting a half marathon in oil with a pochade box from the top of my pickup
I painted this view of some runners in the Norwich half marathon from the back of the pickup to get a good view. Cold sunny afternoon. Good painting weather and I was using oils and my pochade box on a tripod
Added: Monday 28th November 2011, 7:17:48

Sketch of a Vermeer painting on show at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
This is one of four sketches I did of Vermeer's paintings on show in a very crowded gallery at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
Added: Saturday 26th November 2011, 7:44:00

Watercolour Christmas card of Darwin College Cambridge in the snow
This watercolour of Darwin College Cambridge is a fiction really. There's no snow at the moment and I adapted this from a photograph I took in the middle of summer
Added: Wednesday 23rd November 2011, 11:47:12

Clematis and rose flowers in the garden - painted in oil
A painting of flowers - clematis and roses - in the garden. This oil was started in May but not finished until late November. Somehow it got lost in the studio. But the roses were still in flower
Added: Saturday 19th November 2011, 3:30:53

The Music lesson by Vermeer - sketch at the Fitzwilliam museum
I did this sketch in front of one of Vermeer's most famous paintings, "The Music Lesson". There was a big crowd - but nobody else with a sketchbook!
Added: Thursday 17th November 2011, 6:27:07

Painting in oil from the same window where Monet painted Rouen Cathedral
This was an amazing find. The exact first floor window in Rouen from which Monet painted his famous oil studies of the west front of the Cathedral. And I got to paint from the same spot! Awesome
Added: Saturday 5th November 2011, 10:36:22

West front of Rouen cathedral painted in oil close to where Monet painted
This view of the west front of Rouen cathedral is very close to where Monet painted a series of oil studies of the same subject
Added: Friday 4th November 2011, 16:20:48

Sketching session at Welney bird and wildlife Reserve in Cambridgeshire
Most of this day at Welney bird Reserve was spend in lectures, but I had time to get a few very short sketches done at the lunch break.
Added: Thursday 3rd November 2011, 10:32:12

River Thames at Tadpole Bridge Oxfordshire painted in oil
A painting in oil on board at Tadpole Bridge near Oxford, Oxfordshire.The River Thames is about sixty miles above London at this point. 10"x10"
Added: Monday 31st October 2011, 17:17:53

Drainage ditch in the Fens Cambridgeshre painted in watercolour
A scene painted in watercolour painted in the fens of Cambridgeshire near the village of Cottenham
Added: Sunday 30th October 2011, 3:09:24

Pen sketch in Pont Audemar
A lightening quick sketch in Rue de la Republique in Pont Audemar, not far from Honfleur and Rouen
Added: Wednesday 19th October 2011, 10:21:45

Late afternoon oil painting in the sun at Clecy France
A smll, wide, oil painting on board done on location in the late afternoon sun of the old railway bridge at Clecy, France
Added: Thursday 13th October 2011, 7:18:01

Sunshine and rain - oil painting in Alencon France
Back to day 6 of my painting holiday in Normandy. This time a small oil painting started in the rain, continued in the sun, and finished in the studio
Added: Sunday 9th October 2011, 16:48:27

A sketch in the midday sun of farm buildings from the ramparts of Domfront castle in Normandy France
This sketch in ink and crayon was all about taking advantage of a high viewpoint, looking down on the countryside surrounding the ruins of Domfront castle in Normandy, France. The slightly unusual angle made for an interesting sketch as I leaned over one of the walls in the midday sun to sketch the view below.
Added: Friday 30th September 2011, 16:33:34

Chapel of Norman knights - sketch in pen and water soluble crayon
I sketched this in pen and crayon. Day four and we are in the forests surrounding Carrouges. There was a short but steep climb through the woods to get to this little chapel which commands a fine view across the bocage country.
Added: Tuesday 27th September 2011, 17:18:24


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