Thursday 25 September 2008


Today I did a painting of the Leeds Castle, from this photo, which is really good photo:

Here is the painting, I am not so satisfied, can do better next time:

I cropped it a bit:

Tuesday 23 September 2008

Ithaca Skyscape

This is the veiw of the university from Cass park. Medium size sketch! Not sure it will be worth making a big painting out of it?!?!

Thursday 18 September 2008

Bridge at Taughannoc Falls (upstate NY)

This is the reference photo for my painting, a rather tough one, at many stages it looked like a goner, but I needed the support for another painting, has to finish it, so the agony went on, now it is out of the board, and I think I could say I scraped through and saved it, sort of. Here it is:

What do you think?

Friday 12 September 2008

Tower Bridge London

This one I started before going to Ithaca, finished it yesterday, in involved lots of washes and drying time in between, but I was patient and finished it at last. Hope it is OK?

Tuesday 9 September 2008

Big Ben and Friends

This painting is finished (?) today, I had started this in August before crossing the Atlantic. To achieve balance I added the boat on the left side though it was not on the reference photo. Is this complete yet, does it need something more? I am waiting for a few days before deciding. Views welcome!

Friday 5 September 2008

Barn and Silos

We stopped on our way back from WATKINS Glen to take photograph of this barn building and the adjusant Silos,which I wanted to paint. Today I completed the painting. First I made a small study which is in my view is better than the bigger version, I changed the colour of the Silos to dark blue which I regret now.Here are the study and the painting: