Fallen tree

Been working on this. Memories of a recent trip to a favorite place, Vargas Gorge


The Witcher


Worked on this at the for few months last year. Painted a forest backing, that features at the end of the trailer behind the giant spider, at the beginning of this year.



Finishing ?

Not had a lot of time for new stuff so been trying to finish some paintings that I’m not happy with. Always difficult to know when to stop or whether to carry on at all. Often better to leave them alone, they can die on so easily but on the other hand if they are not ok what to do ?


Some changes

Felt that this needed some adjustment, still not sure about it !


True representation

It is difficult to get a true representation of paintings. Adjusting photos to be accurate in colour and tone is not at all simple. Here are a couple of adjusted pictures .

waterfall jun8 2019.jpg

More water

Got this on the go, not too sure about it really. I rarely use portrait format for landscape , it never seems to work for me.

waterfall jun8 2019.jpg

and more

completed… I think



more changes to this one

NZ river may13.jpg

Current oil

Got this on the go, almost there


colour balance

Always tricky to get the colour reproduction right, here’s another go


Devon sketch

A quick small oil of The River Axe in Devon from photos taken last summer, looking towards the estuary


On the easel

As ever there are a few paintings underway.

tekse feb.jpg

New home

Happy that this paining has gone to a new home, very close to where it was painted. Seems right. I hope the new owner will be happy with it.

Chess valley in autumn USA.jpg


Never sure if it’s a good idea to go back to a painting . This one is a year old and I gave into temptation to change it a bit.


Completed ?

Perhaps its time to stop with this one .The age old problem of whether a painting is complete or not doesn’t go away. Every picture reaches this stage and it doesn’t get any easier to decide. Keep it fresh or risk killing it with overworking it. There is always room for improvement or something that you find annoying but sometimes it’s better to leave well alone. Who knows ?