Wow what Month !!!! – June 2016

Patchings Festival: I love Patchings Art Festival – the friendly festival  meeting up with old clients and friends – the two aren’t mutually exclusive. Producing some paintings, chatting, chatting, chatting and selling. Loosing your voice, exhausting. Then it was back to Norfolk to unload and reload the car, on to the Limousin France teaching for […]

Transparent Pigments in Watercolour

What a title? You may ask, I have been painting in oils for much of the time recently then a conversation with a visitor to my studio got me thinking. Lets play with watercolour again for a while. So I’ve been playing using only transparent pigments, yes watercolours are a transparent medium but each pigment […]

Todays artist’s are the recorders of Social History !

Over the last few months I’ve been spending time up loading images to my  online gallery, named after my earthbound gallery broadskiesgallery.co.uk Some of the images are  of recent paintings for sale, but some are greeting cards and postcards from paintings I completed and said goodbye to very early on in my artistic career. In  […]

A Lesson Learned

Being mainly a plein air painter I tend to work Alla Prima – in one go. But to hone your craft you have to study, whether it be the  work of past masters or present stars of the painting world. This process to me also means working the same subject in different media, working from […]

No Painting Tuesday……

Drove to Montpellier on Tuesday, mainly to pick up my watch from the menders (French watch, still in guarantee). It was the Christmas market  on Allee Jean de Latte de Tassigny off of Place de Comedie lovely stalls and despite Ryan Air baggage allowance managed a couple of small present purchases, a vin chaud was […]

Back in L’Herault – again…….

This could be the penultimate time I pay someone else for accommodation down here, I’m here to catch up with what is happening with our house purchase and collect my watch from the menders (that’s another story). I arrived late Saturday and wandered around Pezenas, Christmas has started, there always seems to be music on […]