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Thaxted windmill painted with pastels
Thaxted has a working tower windmill, and I painted this in pastels late in the afternoon as the miller was closing up
Added: Friday 30th May 2014, 18:14:16

Summer tour painting 18 - Stevington Mill, in pastels
This is a windmill I painted in watercolour about 25 years ago. The mill at Stevington now has sails on and this time I painted it plein air in pastels
Added: Saturday 19th October 2013, 18:03:18

The Old Millpond at Breamore painted in pastels
The Mill at Breamore bridge over the Hampshire River Avon has an old millpond which has now largely silted up. This is a plein air pastel painting overlooking the area
Added: Wednesday 10th April 2013, 15:40:26

Abbey Mill Tewkesbury, a sketch in oils
A famous view in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, UK with Abbey Mill in the foreground and the Abbey in the background. A small oil sketch on board
Added: Friday 16th November 2012, 15:11:12

Molens van Kinderdijk in Holland painted in oils
This is a world heritage site in Kinderdijk, Holland where there are over 15 preserved windmills. I painted this on location in the late afternoon
Added: Friday 11th May 2012, 16:35:37

Great Chishill windmill painted at sunset in oils with a palette knife
I started this the same evening as the pastel shown two days ago. Begun in traditional oils, then back in the studio finished using a palette knife. Great Chishill is a magnificent sight at sunset with its massive white sails facing West.
Added: Thursday 12th April 2012, 16:13:14

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

Pochade painting in oil - The quayside at Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk UK
Pochade oil painting, on primed board 10"x10", of the quayside at Wells-next-the-Sea on the north Norfolk coast in the UK
Added: Thursday 6th October 2011, 9:14:51

Interior of Haddenham Great windmilll, painted in oil
This is a 12"x12" painting in oil of the inside first floor of Haddenham Great windmill in Cambridgeshire. It's in the process of being restored and everything was still as I sat and painted.
Added: Wednesday 31st August 2011, 18:29:47

Clippesby Mill, Acle, The Broads, oil painting on board
Clippesby mill on the Norfolk Broads is derelict, but I know the owner, and he intends to fully restore it in due course. I started the oil painting as preparation for a commission which was executed in watercolor.
Added: Monday 6th June 2011, 2:35:36

Oil painting of Great Thurlow Windmill under repair
Windmills often have a wealth of detail, and I find oil painting is an ideal medium for putting in detail. This small painting - 8"x12" - of Great Thurlow windmill under repair was started on location using my pochade box, and finished in the studio using reference photographs
Added: Thursday 2nd June 2011, 4:34:28

Industrial building in Cambridge painted in oils on location
This industrial building in the centre of Cambridge used to be a flour mill I believe. I painted this in oils on location in about an hour yesterday afternoon
Added: Wednesday 25th May 2011, 2:17:12

A pochade box oil painting sketch of Swaffham Prior windmill in the evening
I painted this windmill sketch in oils in the evening which, now we are on UK summertime, is easier with extra light available. The street lights had just come on and made an interesting feature. Swaffham Prior is a great name for a village - only in England! I was using my pochade painting box and standing in a field
Added: Saturday 16th April 2011, 6:44:19

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


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