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Thursday, 27 March 2014

Wednesday night Art Club at Chester-le-St

Acrylic inks yellow, blue, burnt sienna and black with some tube white. Painted with small pieces of mount card dragging the ink across the canvas and glazing with a flat brush. 20x16 stretched canvas. The scene is on the River Tyne showing the High and Low Lights which were originally used to navigate into the harbour.

Reference photo- I have moved the towers closer together. added another boat and changed the format.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Walk along Blast Beach Seaham Co. Durham with the wife and the grandson Anthony. Sketch over lunch looking south with two stacks and a beach which still has the remnants of colliery spoil from Dawdon Colliery 20 years after it closed.

Shortly after I took this photo we had to pack up because of hail stones!

Paintings entered into Coquetdale Art Gallery in Rothbury

  1. Bamburgh £120
  2. Sandend Moray Firth £160
  3. Staithes Mount Pleasant £160

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Watercolour done at Chester-Le-Street Art Society this Wednesday - 2 hours

15x11 inches on Bockingford 200lb paper.
Esh Village on way to work.

Reference photo


Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Painting of Beach Court guest house on Beadnell Bay Harbour Northumberland with old lime kilns on the right.

Drawn with black sharpie and dropped in acrylic inks to run down the canvas

Close up

Tube acrylic added in the studio

Monday, 17 March 2014

Weeks holiday in Beadnell Bay Northumberland in an upstairs apartment overlooking the sea close to the small fishing harbour.

Cottages on harbour front

Fishing boat leaving the harbour early morning.

Fishing boat and Dunstanburgh Castle

Beadnell Harbour

View across the Bay

Friday, 7 March 2014

Still life painting with acrylics and simple shapes on 20 x 16 canvas

Added college strips and red acrylic.

Blocked in remaining colours with some texture.

Painting of Mousehole Harbour on 20 x 16 canvas

Drawn with a Pale Blue highlighter.

Painted with gouache and sealed with clear acrylic.

Added detail in acrylic and reworked water.

Final painting of Fenrother