Monday, 15 November 2010

ROI 2010

I'm really pleased to have had three paintings accepted into the Royal Institute of Oil Painters 2010 exhibition. Two snow scenes and a small summer twilight study got in! It always proves to be a top show and opens with a private view on December 7th.

Norfolk, Bath and a few more

I've been trying to get out with the pochade/easel whilst the weather's been half decent. I managed to get a few pieces done along the north Norfolk coast recently (see Gallery 1 in the Gallery), together with a few done at the opening weekend on the The Bath Prize (Gallery 3 in the Gallery). Yesterday I popped to London and did a little study along the Thames which I'll post up once it's dry enough to photograph!

Recent ones I really enjoyed:

Above - Birch trees painted on Kelling Heath in Norfolk just over a week ago. Couldn't resist the white bark against the autumn colours. It was interesting to do because it needed a good deal of concentration to simplify the shapes and colours without getting bogged down in any detail. The sun kept coming in and out too which made it tricky!

Above, Blakeney in November! Didn't even need the thermals :o)

Above, Weybourne looking inland from the pebble beach on a grey day. Lovely subtle colours to work with and the added bonus of the Sherringham steam train passing in the distance....a nice stroke of luck