Thursday, 18 June 2009

Dark Skies, Southwold Beach

I realised the problem with this painting was the composition, too much sea & sky with nowhere for the eye to focus on.
I have cropped it and really like the compostition now, I feel it draws more attention towards the textures/marks I have used on the beach....

Acrylic on Watercolour Paper

25cm x 20cm

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Southwold Beach

One photo inspired two pieces of work the moment I prefer the graphite sketch, I don't know what I can do to make the painting more interesting/atmospheric...??

Graphite on cartridge paper

38cm x 28cm (approx)

Acrylic on watercolour paper

35cm x 25cm

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Kicking Stones, Southwold Beach 2

I was very flattered to be asked to paint another version of this painting (original sold in Beccles Society of Artists Summer Exhibition 2008, and won the prize for best acrylic in show)

It has been very challenging as I have been working from a photo of my first painting and also the photo that inspired the original piece of work, whilst hopefully improving some areas as well as capturing the spirit of the original...

Acrylic on watercolour paper

33cm x 23cm


Wednesday, 3 June 2009


Actually found time for some quick sketching whilst on our hols, the children had a great time exploring and fishing in the lake by our cottage...