Not posted for a while  – been painting most days but been “pushing” myself regards both technique and subject matter and not happy to share efforts just yet.  A few more standard offering below.   I like the Earith one but would lie to repeat with less acidic viridian green. Pleased with the sky on the…

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I have started hanging my paintings for Cambridge Open Studios and pleased with the variety in subject matter than previous years.  Recently been up to Cromer for a days painting, somewhere I would have never considered trying a year or two ago. This contrasted with an afternoon in the middle of Oundle, deep in Northamptonshire.…

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Not posted for a while as my camera gave up on me, but I have really been enjoying my painting.  I need to get at least fifty completed before my Cambridge Open Studios event in July but that looks achievable. I reckon on average I produce a painting every other day – but only about…

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Hi, thought I would post a few random photos, if only to prove I have actually been painting recently. I prefer painting to blogging!  As well as my typical landscapes I have been trying various town centre locations, including Ely and Norwich.  I have developed a thick skin, and so started to really enjoy it. …

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Over a recent weekend I agreed to meet up with two other painters in Thetford.  There is lots to paint in the town and would it be worth a few more trips.  We were out all day and it was very cold – four pairs of socks was order of the day.  Couple of paintings…

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Not posted for a while so thought I would show painting from the last day that I considered as Autumn, and one from the following day that was certainly winter. Been inspired by some of Charles Movalli paintings to start trying a chromatic palette – and paint some boats.  I have always considered most if…

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Just returned from a 4 day painting  event on the Norfolk Broads.  Fantastic weather – if anything a little too much blue sky for my tastes, but managed to paint for about 10 hours a day.  As you can see from one of the photos boats tend to disappear whilst being painted, so all good…

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Just has a great first weekend of my Cambridge Open Studios, showing people the 70 or so paintings hung round my house.   I kept quiet about some of the frustrations of painting on location.  Last week I had an early morning start at Brancaster Staithe but after an hour look what arrived on the scene! …

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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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Another day off work today so more time for painting. Decided to go up to Castor Hanglands, a nature reserve south of Stamford. The Hanglands is a mix of old woods and heathlands that has associations with John Clare, the Peasant Poet.  Very cold morning, -5 deg C when I got out the car, so…

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