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Beckspool

A fairly rapid watercolour sketch, about 1 hr. Tried to keep it relatively simple with colours pure. Trying to abbreviate…

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Bubbles…

Bubbles…

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Alexanders

Another Norfolk landscape watercolour. Luminous alexanders brighten against a threatening April storm.

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Pheasant At Ridlington

Spent a few days before Easter with my sister near the Norfolk Coast. Managed this small watercolour.

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Anna

My daughter Anna. Again, I used a traditional palette for flesh tones and tried to keep the planes clean and free. Sargent says study Frans Hals if you want to learn everything about portrait painting. Top advice from a master. … Continue reading

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The Rock

My son Will posed for this on a baking day in Algonquin Canada earlier this year. I tried to capture something of the contrasting warmth and coolness as the sunlight saturates everything but parts of the boats and Will. I … Continue reading

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Blue Beret

This is a composite portrait, derived from drawings and photos, of one of our regular models. It started with an initial 15 min sketch of the pose with beret. The scarf idea came later. It allowed me to use the … Continue reading

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Clifton Arts Club Open Exhibition 2015

I’ve got a couple of paintings currently on display at the Clifton Arts Club Open Exhibition at Colston Hall

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Kara

I recently visited the Sargent exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery and was inspired to get back into portrait painting. I was braver with this portrait of one of our regular models. I tried to keep the planes and values … Continue reading

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Madrazo

I have just completed this copy of a painting by Madrazo y Garreta of his model and muse Aline. I suspect from the shadow contrasts that he worked occasionally from photographs. I came across this painter through Sorolla, his contemporary, … Continue reading

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