Although I enjoy painting Autumn and Winter I have been out making the most of the last of the summer weather.  Below is photo  of  sunrise painting – luckily finished by 7am when the fishermen arrived. The colours are not a garish as in the photo, and once the tree line sorted back in the…

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Not posted anything for a while; getting out painting always takes priority.  I am not a fan of that all over blue light during the hot summer, but it did mean long evenings with that special golden light as the sun sinks.   Autumn is my favorite time for painting, especially when the Rivers and Fens…

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I recently took a week away to paint on the Isle of Skye – very different to Cambridgeshire.  Obviously there are more mountains but there is also more water and more midges. I went well prepared and had a great time. It took time to get used to judging the height of hills and getting…

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I am looking forward to Cambridge Open Studios next month. My studio will be open the middle two weekends – see Open Studios 2018 . However this year I am also having an informal preview evening on Thursday 12th July, the Thursday before the Cambridge Open Studios officially starts  – all welcome.  

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Just had to get out painting yesterday although not a fan of blue skies. The painting turned out to be rather a “green monster” but plan to add a couple of figures and maybe sort out some of the tones once back home. Surprisingly few people around with the normal problems with out of control…

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I have spent about a week framing and creating labels for my Cambridge exhibition (see earlier blog) and in that time the trees have start to turn spring green. Not my favorite subject. I have had a go at painting some local allotments, for a change. I have got a taste for it now and…

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Great time of year to get out painting.  The leaves have started to turn, but not yet too gaudy and overpowering.  A bit of rain would be perfect to get the meadows and Fens flooded – but keep quiet I mentioned that.  Got out yesterday first thing in the morning and at dusk.  Quick sketch…

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In Stamford today having been invited to take part in their festival events.  Started the day with a view of the River and then painted the market. It was a surprisingly sunny day so I enjoyed chasing the patches of light.  The on location photos are poor as the paintings are in shadow  – but…

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My excuse for not posting for a while is that, as well as getting out painting I have been organising exhibitions for the coming months. Went down to St Neots one recent Saturday morning, somewhere I had never considered painting before.  The red brick in the painting looks very strong! Another place I tried was…

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