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Fairhaven Singers practice St John's College Chapel -1
On Saturday I sketched Fairhaven Singers practising for their evening concert in St John's College Chapel. Over the next few days I will post my charcoal sketches
Added: Monday 21st March 2011, 3:54:18

Oil painting sketch, plein air, Little Wilbraham Fen
This is a an oil sketch on board (5"x8") which was painted quickly on location. The aim was to try and capture as simply as possible the fresh feel in the early spring air.
Added: Saturday 19th March 2011, 5:30:41

Snow failure
Sometimes I get so enthusiastic and rush out to paint. Like when it snows - which on the whole we don't get a lot of here in Cambridge. I was cold before I even got started on this small oil painting on board using my french easel. But it didn't work out as well as I had hoped
Added: Tuesday 15th March 2011, 17:16:39

Early spring on the River Cam, Grantchester
With a touch of snow still on the ground, I am thankful now that maybe the last of winter is over. In the summer this is a favourite picnic spot. For me it was an interesting subject for a small oil painting using my pochade box
Added: Wednesday 9th March 2011, 3:46:26

Fairhaven Singers practice Queens' College Chapel, Cambridge -3
This is the third of the pastels I sketched at a recent choir practice. I sketched this pastel from the organ loft, looking down on the choir stalls. A heavenly sound wafted up to me as they started to sing......
Added: Wednesday 9th March 2011, 3:20:18

Watercolour painting of a shed by the river, Milton, Cambridge
This is a small watercolour sketch done at one of my favourite location down on the River Cam near Cambridge. Although I completed the watercolour on location, I've included a photograph of the scene so you can see exactly what I was looking at.
Added: Friday 4th March 2011, 3:43:55

Willingham windmill painted in watercolours and gouache
In this watercolour sketch of a windmill my aim was to paint as quickly as possible because my hands were going numb it was so cold. So it was important to capture the essence of the scene knowing I could finish it off back in my warm home studio
Added: Thursday 3rd March 2011, 6:02:14

Monochrome sketch at an organ recital in King's College Chapel, Cambridge
This is a small sketch using permanent ink pen and water-soluble pencil which I did inside King's College Cambridge during a music recital in which the organ was being put through its paces. It was only natural that I should sketch the organ. The blog includes a sound sample from the gig
Added: Monday 28th February 2011, 18:20:14

Bait's Bite Lock, Milton, Cambridge
A small oil painting done on location as the sun was going down near Bait's Bite Lock. Oil on board 6"x8"
Added: Saturday 26th February 2011, 13:35:36

Fairhaven Singers practice Queens' College Chapel, Cambridge - 2
The second pastel and chalk drawing I did at the practice of the Fairhaven Singers last week, including a sample of their sound at the practice
Added: Saturday 26th February 2011, 6:37:56

Giant's Hill, Rampton, Cambridgeshire
Outdoor oil painting sketch looking into the cold January sun at the site of an unbuilt medieval castle in the village of Rampton near Cambridge
Added: Thursday 24th February 2011, 16:06:39

Pastel drawing of Choir practice in Queens' College Chapel - 1
This is a pastel and conte crayon sketch of Fairhaven Choir practising for their forthcoming concert, in Queens College Chapel, Cambridge
Added: Thursday 24th February 2011, 5:36:39

Rowing on the River Cam, Cambridge
Showing part one of a sketch I did down on the river a few days ago
Added: Wednesday 23rd February 2011, 2:24:05

Bottisham Lock 4
Showing the finished version of this painting completed in the studio
Added: Sunday 20th February 2011, 16:00:59

Bottisham Lock 3
Moving back up the river, this shows my setting up to paint the pumping station on the banks of the River Cam
Added: Friday 18th February 2011, 8:13:01


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