Thursday, 21 June 2018

Monday, 4 June 2018

Wharncliffe


Again...painted over Easter. 
Based on Wharncliffe Crags, near Sheffield. I spent a lot of my childhood there, starting young with my Grandad Cooke. He would always tell us about the dragon (dated back as far as 1685, as the dragon of Wantley), and we would look for the Dragon's Cave (which does exist).

Wharncliffe
oil on canvas
50x50cm

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Crossing the Vale

Another painting from the Easter holiday. Thanks again to Silson Contemporary, and Granary Framing.


Crossing the Vale
oil on canvas
60x60cm
Sold.

Friday, 18 May 2018

Elegy

Living in the very 'cosy' studio, has meant that I have not been able to paint. The combination of this, coupled with cabin fever drove me to going back into school for the first 4 days of Easter to paint in my classroom. Trouble is, it's a thirty mile round trip, which felt like....going into school. Hence only 4 days. This is one of the results, which has just been expertly framed by Granary Framing in Huby , many thanks for the very quick turn around, and is now on sale at the beautiful Silson Contemporary Gallery, Harrogate , well worth a visit.

Elegy
Silson Contemporary Gallery
oil on canvas
60x60cm

Sunday, 8 April 2018

sketchbook Pages

I'm tying to keep on top of my sketchbook challenge; a page every day for a year. We are living in a tiny space for the next few months, so I'm not really able to paint, although I have been into school a few times over the holiday to do a bit. Trouble is it's a 30 mile round trip, so it's not really viable - hence the sketchbook. 
There is no real theme; I'm going wherever, and with whatever, my fancy takes me. It's great fun.
Here are the latest few pages:
 Dorothy Clive's Garden
 Near Oulston Reservoir
 Siblings
 The Roman Road
 Near the Roman Road




 Marygate

 Leeds
 On the way home from Liverpool
 On the way home from Liverpool


 Helperby

Liz

 Kilburn


 Alne
 Oulstone Reservoir
 The Roman Road
 The Roman Road



Sunday, 18 March 2018

Deliberate Practise

I can’t paint at the moment, so instead I’m working in a sketchbook. I challenged myself  (starting January 1) to complete a page for every day of the year (this replaced last year’s Fitbit challenge). The book is homemade, and I’m two days ahead of schedule, which is good, because I can’t always find the time to work in it. The upside is a noticeable improvement in my drawing (coupled with a broadening of the materials I work in), although some of the pages are a little ropey. The downside is, I’ve put weight on. So has the dog.
Here are some of the 79 pages that I’ve completed so far: