Sunset Over Ashford.

IMG_E0684 - CopyA move in the right direction technique wise.  Never tried painting a sunset and rarely see a full one now because Pilton Village is blocked from such things.  I’m still attempting to freshen things up and become more spontaneous and gladly this is going that way.  This is Ashford Strand near Heanton in North Devon, on the River Taw.  In the distance is Fremington Quay.  I fished here as a boy and now you can drink coffee at the Riverside Cafe and eat at the Braunton Inn which used to be Heanton Court.  This is oil on 36 x 36″ canvas.  Al

Pyramid Fire.

IMG_0548 copyThe latest in the Glastonbury Festival series.  Oil on canvas 36 x 36″.  I usually work at the festival with the recycling crew and thoroughly enjoy the week but this year it’s sadly not on, so instead of going i’ve painted.  This is a commission piece but hopefully the new owner will allow me to run off some prints.  Al

 

Summer Reflection.

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Completed oil painting of a reflection seen in a Braunton art shop window.  In North Devon we’ve had an incredible summer, for a change, and this painting hopefully depicts that warmth and optimism.  Painted on canvas and measures 36 x 36″.  Actually a painting of me returning from a cycle ride around Crow Point and the Great Marsh in Braunton. Al

Wave Study.

IMG_6023A painting of a wave made in the beautiful weather we’re having at the moment.  I decided to produce a timed study to try and loosen up my work.  Hassled by horseflies and heat I came up with a partially successful composition.  Sadly  I decided to make a few adjustments a few days later and managed to lose the spontaneity and freshness.  It was discarded, the canvas broken and thrown away.  You win some you lose some and you learn!  It’s all part of the stressful  and creative process that people don’t consider when they purchase your work.  Al

Blue Pyramid.

IMG_5398 copyJust another large 100 x 100cm canvas with oils.  This time on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival.  I don’t think that oils are quite my forte so I will probably return to acrylics.  Oddly enough the previous Red Pyramid, and this Blue Pyramid are of the same band on different festivals 2011 & 2016. Al

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Red Pyramid.

IMG_5289 copyThe Pyramid oil on canvas 100 x 100cm.  Not really meant to be an exact photographic style image rather than an impression of what it is like to be in front of the Glastonbury Stage when its in full flow.  I work at the festival every year as a recycler and am now a veteran.  Al