Summer is fading fast but it just means Autumn is on the way,  my favorite time of year. I have been out catching the last of the wheatfields.   I have also taken the opportunity to improve the photos I take of my paintings.  I just use a point and shoot camera.  Setting them outside…

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It has been rather a struggle to get out painting over recent weeks.  The rain does not normally worry me, but the general greyness does sometimes dampen my enthusiasm. Any hint of the sun and I am off!  I have been tempted to try painting a few sunrises/sunsets. I alway thought they look rather naff,…

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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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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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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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Not posted any thing for a while as I have been rather busy with life and repairing an old MG that I use on my painting trips.  I have also been very busy in the studio completing and framing twenty or so paintings from recent months.  A gallery in Cambridge has started talking my work…

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Hi I am busy preparing for Cambridge Open Studios , putting up picture rails, framing pictures, delivering brochures and so on.  I needed to remind myself that is was all about, so I scanned through some images from a recent painting trip down to Dorset, where I originally got the painting bug – see examples…

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