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Monday, 21 December 2009

'Brean Down' 8" x 6" Oil Painting on Canvas Board

I thought I'd try something a little different and painted this one with just a palette knife.  We spend a fair amount of time in Brean over the summer months.  I painted this one from memory.

Using just a knife dramatically reduces the amount of gear you need to carry around with you when painting.  I can fit pretty much everything in my little pochade box.

Painting is available at

Thursday, 17 December 2009

'Mountain Summit' 12" x 10" Oil Painting on Canvas Board

I made this one up as I went along.  I hope you're not getting bored with all these mountain scenes.  I just can't resist doing them and find them very therapeutic to do.  The closest thing to me in real life would be the Lake District.  We went there a couple of years ago and it was fantastic.

This painting is available for sale through my store at  10% of the sale goes to Cancer Research UK.

I'm trying to showcase my artwork through Facebook.  It's certainly a great way of reaching fellow art enthusiasts and the feedback is great.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

'Cooper Landing, Alaska' 12" x 10" Oil Painting on Canvas Board

As much as I try to find local subjects to paint, I cannot escape my fascination with the Alaskan landscape.  I saw a photo of Cooper Landing in Alaska and couldn't resist having a go at it.  A fear of flying means it could be some time before I get to see these places first hand.  On the plus side, the power of the internet allows us all a glimpse of just about anywhere, whether it be this world or beyond.  This painting is for sale at

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

'Lakeside Retreat' 12" x 10" Oil Painting on Canvas Board

This is another one I made up as I went along.  It represents my idyllic weekend retreat.  It's for sale at

Thursday, 3 December 2009

World War 1 Wooden Automata Model Video

This is the World War 1 wooden automata model made by my dad.

It took him about 2 months and a lot of patience to build, especially when you consider the ammunition belt for the machine gunner alone contains 120 handmade bullets.

There's very little friction when you turn the handle, itself a large calibre bullet with the gunpowder removed.

He wants to make another one, so if anyone has any thoughts on what the theme could be please let me know.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

'Peaks at Sunset' 12" x 10" Oil on Canvas Board

I thought I'd use some brighter colours for this one as many of my recent paintings were beginning to look the same.

I used a sunset photo as a colour reference and then just made up the landscape as I went along.

Automata video should be coming soon - delay due to a 'messy shed'!

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