Saturday, 10 September 2011

A trip to Rome

This week I took a trip to Rome to obtain references for my next exhibition in November, taking in as many sights as possible and collecting almost 250 photographs. Whilst there I managed to paint four plein air watercolours. The trip exceeded all my expectations and as given me much inspiration, which I desperately need.
What a wonderful place to visit.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

"Feed the birds, Tupence a bag"

A challenging composition but one I relish.
Of course I have used one of my own photos to capture the moment.
I would not dare attempt this composition without a reference.
I have tried to capture the panic of the young woman has she shares the bird food with these venetian pigeons.
Not exactly Mary Poppins is it?
More like Alfred Hitchcocks "The Birds".

Tuesday, 19 April 2011


I must admit that I do enjoy painting Venice.
Though perhaps my blog has too many venice scenes.
It is the easy solution for me to choose Venice to paint today, although I do wonder if I am in my comfort zone to much.
Each day inspiration is my biggest hurdle (what shall I paint today).
I am sure that is the same for everybody.