A39 to Wilsham.


An acrylic on gesso panel 37 x 37″. After spending a rather enjoyable day on Exmoor looking for herds of deer we made our way back home via Countisbury Hill. From a curve on the A39 road I saw this striking Autumnal sky, muted colours and dark shaddows. I took this picture on my iPhone and here it is in paint. Al

For sale here at a Black Friday price due to it’s size at https://www.albrownartist.com/post/a39-to-wilsham

Oyster Falls.

A day off and it’s raining like a monsoon so I decided to do an acrylic sketch of Oyster Falls at Croyde in North Devon, 650 x 450mm. I find it quite difficult to keep my brushstrokes honest and succinct so by using this type of sketch work I attempt to escape my more illustrative style.
I like placing vapour trails in some of my skies, it’s a sort of reminder of my past travels and adventures. Al

My children on Woolacombe Sands.

Painted as a watercolour sketch on Woolacombe Beach many years ago! Our twins are soon to be 16 years old, where has all that time gone? If you can remember the BBC series The Likely Lads….
Oh, what happened to you?
Whatever happened to me?
What became of the people we used to be?
Tomorrow’s almost over
Today went by so fast
The only thing to look forward to is the past? 😎

Not completely true to us but we’ll see! Al

Mary Tavy.

This was painted in 2003 returning from a trip to Plymouth. Watercolour on Bockingford.

A favourite scene of mine on the way back from Plymouth. After passing through Tavistock and Mary Tavy you come across an old tin mine down on your right called Wheal Betsy. I’ve never stopped until last night when my son and I stopped, parked the car and walked down to take some pictures, much to my wife and daughter’s disgust. Below are the results, perhaps some future paintings! Al

Mary Tavy in 2019.

Ashford Sunset.

A quick timed acrylic sketch of the River Taw at Ashford Strand in North Devon. Painted on 400 x 400mm gesso panel. The original painting has much more subtle colouring. I needed to do this because my paintings are becoming more drawn out and laboured. I need them to become a little more honest and spontaneous. Al

The Road Across The Marsh.


An acrylic painting 690 x 380mm on Bockingford Paper.  It is of the road across the Marsh in Braunton, North Devon.  I particularly liked the dark summer shadows and Cow Parsley peeping through the gloom.  I cycle around the Marsh and always stop here by the bridge to look out across the fields and at the swans paddling up the narrow irrigation drains. Al