Westward Ho! 24 x 30″ acrylic on canvas. A painting of this North Devon beach, sunset at low tide. Often during strong tides old timbers from ship wrecks and pebbles become exposed, now and again land mines laid down during WW2 appear too. This painting isn’t quite what I imagined it would look like when finished, I lost heart with it during the second sitting but decided to see it through for a learning experience. So this is it you win some you lose some! Al
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
Last fire of the sun painted from a memory of a boat fishing trip out of Minehead Harbour, Somerset, England. Acrylic on gesso panel 400 x 400mm.
A 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