Thursday, 16 December 2010

Piccadilly London

My apologise for not posting for a while.
This painting is a view of piccadilly, London.
The horse statues on the left are in a fountain of water at the entrance to an hotel which I am afraid I cant remember the name of. I think it adds some interest to the composition.
I hope you like this one.

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Tuesday, 23 November 2010


This is a short video clip of a little square in Corfu.
I hope you find the watercolour demo interesting

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Wednesday, 28 July 2010

A liking for beer

This subject was inspired by a good painting friend of mine Alan. This image shows a typical scene of days gone bye when chaps enjoyed a pint in their local pub. The little terrier looks on hoping to taste the last few drops from its owners glass. I hope it brings back a few memories for you.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

City Life (Manchester)

Manchester as changed considerably over recent years. The buildings with glazed facades compliment the surviving old buildings I feel. Painted on full imperial Bockingford paper and with large brush. This subject appeals to me with at touch of old and new.

Friday, 30 April 2010

Pigeons in St Marks Sqr

A short demonstration clip of my favourite subject with figures, architecture and movement included.
Venice of course provides all these elements.
I hope you find this interesting.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Grand Canal

In order to get the feeling of expanse and perspective, I thought I should try this format.
It seems to have worked and I am quite pleased with the outcome. I hope it appeals to the viewer.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Northern Heritage

Today watercolour shows a scene from the past. Sadly alot of our architecture as dissappeared with town modernisation. Using reference from an old B+W photo I have tried to recreate the atmoshere of the time. Done on full imperial paper, this was painted rapidly to maintain the looseness but to suggest detail were possible.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

A Northern Town

Last night I demonstrated my watercolour techniques at Dewsbury Art Society. A lovely audience who encouraged my improvisation of a Northern Town Scene. Having painted this scene before "Market Day", I decided to introduce horses and cart and at the request of a viewer an old penny farthing. Can you see it? Any ideas for a title.

Friday, 5 February 2010


I`m getting ready for a solo exhibition at Art Decor Gallery Whalley on the 18th March. I am introducing some larger image sizes (full imperial) 30" x 22". I quite like getting the the bigger brushes out for this size of work. Keeping it loose can be my dilemma and its always tempting to fiddle with detail. Venice again!!!!! ah well, " paint what you enjoy" thats my moto.