Saturday, November 19, 2016

Assateague Ponies 6 x 13'' oil

I'm very proud of this painting. It was a study in mid tones. They don't show in the photo, but It's all warms, cools and neutrals.

Puddling Ducklings oil 36 x 24''

This shows from start to finish....I drew the shapes with a brush using a simple mix of transparent colors. I do a lot of wiping at this stage. As you can see the shapes are rather crude. I perfect them as the painting progresses.

Frosty morning on the Creek (Great Blue Heron) 24 x 18 oil SOLD

This is the view from my porch. There is nothing more miserable looking than a cold heron!!!

Cresting Wave 36 x 60'' oil(Sanderlings) SOLD

This one's a biggy, 5ft long.  If you could see how small my studio is it would make you laugh!!! Before last weekends' Waterfowl Festival I had 4 very large paintings plus lots of smaller pieces all stacked up. It was a bit of a squeeze!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Running On Water 7ft x 3ft

Phew! this took a while. It shows three mute swans taking off from a lake on a cold winter's morning in England.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wave study (demo piece) 18 x 24'' oil

Fun at the sea side. "Umbrellas" 5 x 7 and "Deckchairs on Brighton Beach" 7 x 5 oil SOLD SOLD

These are prt of a collection of mini paintings called "A Day At The Seaside"

"Tropical Breaker" 24 x 48''oil SOLD

I saw this wild sea in Mexico. I was tempted to call it "Mexican Wave" but it is a bit corny!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Sanderlings and Surf oil 24 x 36'' SOLD

Here's my latest. Sanderlings legging it away from an incoming wave.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Warthog Portrait oil 15 x 20 SOLD

I love Warthogs. I saw this one a couple of weeks ago in Desert Springs Zoo.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Egret in the shallows 24 x 30'' oil

I love looking down on shallow water.  I have done another version of this using a different shape and colors but It was fun revisiting this Idea. This time I kept the water a lot looser.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

"Sanderlings with Surf" oil 30 x 30'' SOLD

I have just finished teaching a "Large painting " class at the Academy art museum in Easton. It was so much fun. I was lucky to have a great bunch of students. This was my demo painting which I completed over the 6 weeks.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

Sketch for "Great Egret in Surf" oil on paper

Before I undertake a painting I do thumbnails in which I play around with Ideas, composition etc. They are so useful. I thought I would post a few from time to time.

A couple of Eagles!!!! 30 x 30'' oil

Here are 2 of my  triptic, Now I just have to paint the large guy in the middle carrying the goose head! They are painted on cradles. The large one will be 30 x 60 '' which means I will be making a large cradled board. Last time I tried this I had already finished the painting and got glue all over the poor painting!! what a dummy!!!

Sketches for my Triptic. oil on cartridge paper….

I spent almost a week watching a pair of eagles eating a goose on the Ice in front of my house. I thought it would be fun to do a series of 3 paintings showing the eagle with the goose. I have painted 2 of the 3 paintings.

YellowBilled Stork 36 x 24 oil

Oops I forgot to post this one. I saw this in a rookery in the Okovango.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Evening on Leeds Creek oil 7 x 5 SOLD

"All Saddled Up And Waiting" 9 x 12 oil SOLD

Here's my other painting for The Briscoe Museum's "Night Of Artists'' show in April.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

" Nice Ass" 9 x 12 oil.

This is for the upcoming "Night Of Artists" at the Briscoe Museum in San Antonio TX

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

"Sultana sailing past the Naval Academy Annapolis" oil 24 x 18''

I have just finished and
put my paintbrushes down…. This painting is for the upcoming Night of Artist show at the Briscoe Museum in San Antonio TX.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Great Egret Taking Flight 48 x 36''oil SOLD

This is on Its way down to Naples for my upcoming show at the "Englishman Gallery" in Naples FL. I will be at the Gallery on Feb 4th.