On a cold wet Sunday it’s time to say in and paint something from the summer to warm me up. This is an acrylic on canvas painting 500mm x 600mm of the trail that leads from the wonderful Croyde Beach, in North Devon. The walk eventually leads to the famous local Thatch, a popular pub in the village of Croyde. Al
Tiz me at the Instow Yacht Club annual RNLI exhibition. Looking like a character from The Grapes Of Wrath straight from work. Hopefully I can manage to sell at least one picture to keep me in paints and brushes, so if you live close to Instow in North Devon please come along and have a look. Lots of paintings, jewelry, ceramics & textiles. Sadly no paintings sold but managed to part with a few prints, that’s showbiz. AL
Peacock butterfly on the dried fencing in my backyard. Loved the sun’s light creating such a contrast between the colours of the butterfly and the dark shadow on the weathered wood. Acrylic on canvas 900mm x 600mm. The moment I quite like in this painting is the highlighted butterfly’s antennae disappearing into shadow.
Finished portrait of my wife Donna. Quite a small composition of 12″ X 10″ acrylic on canvas. I’m quite pleased with this although quite a journey to go to achieve satisfactory skin tones etc. But on the whole it’s certainly her…. Al
Jack Russell enjoying a run in a field. Acrylic on canvas 20″ x 16″. Just holding an old frame over the picture to get some idea of what it would look like finished. Al
Acrylic on canvas 20″ x 16″. View of Croyde Beach. Titanium White always looks a little stark in photograph but in the original the white certainly isn’t this vivid. Although gives quite a nice effect. Al
Spring at Manning’s Pit nr Pilton, North Devon (720mm x 560mm). Now in a private collection.
This is a mixed media painting of a wonderful stretch of English countryside near to where I live in Pilton, North Devon, England. There is a rather sad fate hanging over it’s head as developers are hoping to build a housing estate on it. For all residents this is a terrible thing to happen as most of us have spent our childhoods playing in the river, fields and woods of this beautiful area. Let’s hope it stays that way for our children to enjoy too.
Pigeons feeding on grain in Barnstaple’s famous Pannier Market. (380mm X 560mm) Acrylic & pastel pencil. I loved they way the summer sun shone though an open door onto the market’s floor tiles. North Devon. Al