Update: ‘Self-portrait’ is one of DPW Facebook picks of the day! I have always been reluctant about painting self-portraits. I don’t know, it feels too personal and being shy does not help. Anyway, this is my first attempt since 1998, I think. I hope you like it. It’s a very small painting (7 × 5 […]
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 through the canopies and […]
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 seems to work better now.
My favourite subject, clouds. I really enjoyed working on this little painting! Inspired by a photo taken a few months ago, I applied a first tonal layer over a board stained with some burnt sienna followed by some quick free brush marks for the highlights and “details” using a filbert. Enjoy!
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. Here rare species of birds nest on the islands in the […]
The illusion of volume using tonality. This was a very challenging exercise in how to handle paint, shape, halftones etc.
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 start.
My painting ‘Sunset on Snow’ is the Third Place winner of the July 2020 DPW Monthly Contest! I’m very happy!
Some say it’s the glare of the sun, some say it’s a full moon. What do you think?
The Great Intake is the intriguing name of the dark mountain on the background of this painting. Part of series of artworks dedicated to the Cumbrian landscape.