#222 ‘La Vila, Spain’ 18x24cm

#222 ‘La Vila, Spain’ 18x24cm

I was experimenting in my studio with techniques. Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) used this process by putting down swathes of colour and drawing with a brush over the top. He used black. I mixed a black with Ultramarine Blue and Red Dioxide – which lends itself to the...
#217 ‘Villa Josoya’ 8×10″

#217 ‘Villa Josoya’ 8×10″

Wonderful coloured houses in this Spanish town. I was in a shady square with friendly locals. When I was scouting the town for a painting, I looked for light and shade patterns, not so much about the subject. The light and shade fell nicely on this building...
#162 Langstone Mill 9×12″

#162 Langstone Mill 9×12″

When I arrived it was about 10am and being winter the light was warm and soft, no wind and perfectly still waters. The tide was going out and the reflection soon disappeared but I blocked in the main shapes before it did! I painted the sky in a very light...
#146 The Barn, Woolfords Farm 9.5×12″

#146 The Barn, Woolfords Farm 9.5×12″

This is not a subject I would usually tackle. But I really enjoyed it. I have, with 8 other people started a group called The Surrey Hills Plein Air Painters and this farm was our first outing 🙂 I usually paint alone so it was really nice to paint with others....