Thursday, November 4, 2010

Finished......Trees beside the Ure, Aysgarth, Yorkshire Dales.

Something of a change, eh?

I have a bad habit when I have 'completed' a painting, of looking and seeing another 'better' piece within it, or deciding that there are more things I might add to it..... so enthusiastically I go ahead and change it, totally, and generally destroy what had likely been a good piece. Those of you out there familiar with the practicalities of working in watercolour are well aware that even the best of papers will take only a certain amount of abuse before giving up. So I often end up with no painting to show for my efforts, and the despair of having ruined a good piece.
This is a ludicrous thing to do and this man is an utter fool you are no doubt thinking.
But I don't paint with the intent of producing a vast inventory of pieces to stick on a wall, I paint with the intent of becoming a better painter.
More on this topic later...

Trees beside the Ure, Aysgarth, Yorkshire Dales.  2010
Acrylic on canvas. 16" x 20"

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Painting in progress... Trees beside the Ure, Aysgarth, Yorkshire Dales.

Bad photo,........ taken in artificial light..... acrylic on canvas
I'm fairly happy with the composition, but.... but... a little washed out, needs separation, or unifying....needs some, some - umph!
Back to it...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

For those who would like some exciting news....

well, sorry, but as I've been so busy of late, I don't really have any.
But I guess I should put something in my blog, now that I've installed it, and I'm itching to try uploading an image...
Whilst not exactly earth-shattering or even up to date - here's me last year at Aysgarth Falls in the Yorkshire Dales.........

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

To begin at the beginning... Sept: 08:2010

Well, I've finally finished working on the new website  at <> , it has been an Herculean task coming thus far.
I thought it best to get it posted up, before I went totally balmy from the effort, and before I took an axe to my computer - I am not, despite my totally fantastic coolness, what the 'now' people refer to as a.... 'techie'.