Ridgeway

The scene was inspired by a family walk along the Ridgeway in the Chiltern Hills. At first glance, this oil on board shows a couple of people walking on a grass path. The image projects a feel of everyday life, of a journey together in a safe place surrounded by the...

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Hughenden Manor Garden

Last summer I've visited Hughenden Manor, near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. A Victorian mansion that served as the country house of Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, the 1st Earl of Beaconsfield. He was one of Queen Victoria's favourite Prime Ministers. This is a...

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Cumbrian Forest

Update: 'Cumbrian Forest' is one of DPW Facebook picks of the day! This is a little study of a tree and how it connects with its surroundings. I took this photo a few years back in the North of England in the Lake District (Cumbria). I love how the light filters...

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Chiesa Campestre di San Pietro, Roncaglia

Update: 'Chiesa Campestre, Roncaglia' is one of DPW Facebook picks of the day! This is my first painting of 2022, a little rural church (Chiesa Campestre) near the ruins of Augusta Bagiennorum in my native region of Southern Piedmont, Italy. This is one of the many...

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Weather Front

An early morning walk near Weston Turville inspired this little painting. The foggy weather front is replaced by the blue sky. This is a reworked painting I wasn't satisfied with, the contrast between the lower-key values at the bottom of the painting and the sky...

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College Lake I

Another painting inspired by College Lake near Pitstone in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire, a nearby nature reserve set in an old chalk quarry. The site is a sanctuary for more than a thousand species of wildlife on the lake, marshland and grassland....

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New Season

On my daily walk around Weston Turville reservoir, the landscape is changing. Harvest is here and the new season is coming. I painted this in 2020 looking forward to the new year coming; It's now the end of 2021 and we still don't know when the new season will...

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En Plein Air

I finally decided to hack a cheap pochade box I’ve bought years ago and create my own for painting ‘en plein air’, it’s called the Wochade™.

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The Great Intake

The Great Intake is the intriguing name of the dark mountain in the background. This painting is part of a series of artworks dedicated to the Cumbrian landscape.

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