Total Pageviews

Friday, 27 May 2016

Ndlovu paintings- African Bantu word for elephant

Elephant painting with Andy Taylor at Lanchester Monday Art Group.

Elephant with baobab tree
Cornwall paper pad 400 gsm by Hahnemuhle. Very soft

African dawn.
Initial wash textured using a sheet of perspex placed over a wet variegated wash. Egrets and tusks added with white acrylic. 200 lb Bockingford not paper.

Ndebele tribal designs with zebra skin marking added to elephant painting with baobab trees. 200 lb Bockingford not paper.

All paintings are quarter imperial (15 x 11 inches)

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Watercolours May 2016

Boulmer Vista.
 View to Coquet Island from the beach at Boulmer which shows the black rocks that have been washed down from the will sill.

Portsoy harbour
Watercolour on Cornwall paper

Langdale Pikes Great Langdale near Oak Howe. Introduced a wall to break up the green field. Previously done plein air in acrylic.

River Wear at Frankland Lane Durham part of the recession paintings  with Deerness Art Group May meeting. As is the one above.

Staithes Bank from the beck.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Dunstanburgh from Craster - click on photo to see larger view

Two paintings of Craster to Dunstanburgh in acrylic available. 

20 x 16 inches in white frame.

Cost £250

View at recent exhibition to see size.

Watercolour of Craster 15 x 11 inch in a 20 x 16 inch mount of ivory with a white insert. Not framed.

All original works as I do not do prints.
My e-mail is

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Judy Hurst and Jina Gelder demonstrators

Judy Hirst at the Lanchester Monday art group demonstrating celtic designs and gold leaf work.

Examples of Judy's work

My effort using the gold leaf a positive mark rather than negative as Judy uses.

 Next attempt with an unfinished painting of Durham Cathedral with knotwork, knocker and gargoyles  with a Minion added to bring it up to date.

 Second attempt with another unfinished painting of Durham Cathedral with knotwork and the carving on the side of the Cathedral on the origin of Durham name.

Jina Gelder
Demonstration of wildlife paintings of a hare and a blue tit in under 2 hours- very impressive

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Acrylic, watercolour flowers and black lines

Stages- Still life with fruit

Acrylic on paper 15 x 11 inches


Black lines- Portsoy

Winston Newton colours on SAA practise paper.

White Knight paints on same paper.

Chester-le-Street Arts Society Spring Ex 2016

Most popular painting as judged by the visitors is the top left- a charcoal drawing by our new member Doug Stephenson

Photograph in Durham Advertiser.Link

My entries two watercolours and two acrylics