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Sun Lane, Newmarket painted with pastels
Newmarket, UK, is best known for its horse racing and sausages, but here I was painting plein air with a number of other local artists in Sun Lane, using pastels
Added: Thursday 11th October 2012, 12:05:15

Pastel sketch at Pondersbridge with strange evening sky
A summer evening sky in the Fens of East Anglia is something to relish, and here I wanted to portray in pastels the softness and quietness of this evening sky
Added: Friday 10th August 2012, 7:33:27

Pastel painting of wildflowers on a Breckland Heath
A plein air pastel painting 13"x19" of wildflowers in a Breckland part of Norfolk, UK
Added: Wednesday 11th July 2012, 8:04:59

Pastel sketch of barges tied up to the river bank in Cambridge
A quick pastel sketch done in Cambridge UK while out on a bike ride
Added: Monday 18th June 2012, 1:00:32

In the forest - a small pastel painting
A small pastel painted during a bike ride through a local forest using my travelling pastel kit.
Added: Wednesday 6th June 2012, 13:52:02

Oil study at Katwijk beach South Holland while painting with Roos Schuring
This was done while painting on the beach at Katwijk aan Zee, Holland, with Dutch painter Roos Schuring
Added: Saturday 12th May 2012, 4:36:05

Monocrome sketch after the London Marathon
After the Marathon a large group gathered at "The George", a pub near Waterloo Bridge in London to welcome our runners, I sketched the scene briefly in a moleskine notebook
Added: Monday 30th April 2012, 17:31:25

Pastel sketch at the 2012 London marathon
A quick pastel sketch at the 6 mile mark on the 2012 London Marathon
Added: Sunday 29th April 2012, 2:22:06

Pen and neocolour pastel sketch in Whitehall, London
This is one of several sketches in central London I did walking from Leicester Square to Whitehall
Added: Thursday 26th April 2012, 5:31:45

Strand on the Green, London - pen and neocolor pencil
Sketched in pen a neocolor pencil outside the Bull's Head pub on the banks of the River Thames in London
Added: Wednesday 18th April 2012, 17:07:01

Pastel painting of Great Chishill windmill at sunset
Great Chishill windmill looked special in the evening light and here I tried to capture an unusual viewpoint on location using pastels
Added: Monday 9th April 2012, 13:24:06

Trees and snow - a plein air demonstration in oils near Cambridge
This is another demonstration painting that will form part of Cambridge Art Academy's soon to be released video on how to paint snow in oil paint
Added: Tuesday 20th March 2012, 11:56:20

Painting with pastels in Picadilly Circus London
This is a small painting done plein air in pastels with my pad and pastels box perched on a bollard set in the pavement. Picadilly Circus with the statue of Eros on the right. It took 15 minutes to complete.
Added: Monday 12th March 2012, 7:12:12

Pastel sketches at the David Hockney
Sitting in front of some large canvases by Hockney of a lane in the countryside painted at different times of the year, I sketched four of them using soft pastels.
Added: Sunday 11th March 2012, 10:13:52

Palette knife urban doodle - memories of George Deakin and Singapore
A palette knife doodle on a scrap piece of board in oils - vague memory of Singapore and artist George Deakin
Added: Thursday 8th March 2012, 4:23:20

Punts on the river Cam in Cambridge sketched in gouache and pen
Why not learn to paint in gouache rather than transparent watercolour? If you paint in oil as well, you will find gouache easy since it is basically an opaque medium. Dries quickly and you can draw or pastel over it. This is of punts on the river in Cambridge.
Added: Monday 5th March 2012, 5:21:23

Plein air oil painting using a pochade box at St Johns College Cambridge
The last of the paintings done with other artists from the Plein Air Society in late February 2012 in Cambridge. Started on location but completed in the studio.
Added: Sunday 4th March 2012, 8:54:14

Watercolour pencil and fountain pen sketch of Lapwings over water
Using watercolour pencils for colour and fountain pen for line, I sketched this view over Fen Drayton lakes on the first warm day of the year. A flock of Lapwing added some interest and movement
Added: Thursday 23rd February 2012, 12:27:09

Pencil sketch of alder tree in St Catherine's Valley near Bath UK
Quick pencil sketch in St Catherine's valley near Bath
Added: Wednesday 22nd February 2012, 4:55:44

Snow painting in oil at Byron's Pool - Trumpington - Cambridge
Against the light snow scene at Byron's Pool, Trumpington near Cambridge, painted in oil on location
Added: Sunday 12th February 2012, 9:09:21


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