My Paintings website

August 26, 2008

On the way (3) - Painting of street in the rain

In the rain, evening. about 70% finished

Acrylic on canvas 70 x 50 cm

On the way (2) - Church on the square painting

The main square with the church; a sunny day - about 60% finished

Acrylic on canvas 70 x 50 cm

On the way (1)

An arch off the market sqaure - about 30% finished

Acrylic on canvas 73 x54 cm

Bench - finished

Here is the Arles bench painting in its finished form.

Acrylic on canvas 40 x 50 cm

July 17, 2008

Rainy street - Finishing up

I put this one back on my easel and worked some more to hopefully finish it soon.

Acrylic on canvas 45 x 35 cm

July 1, 2008

New painting started - Bench against town wall

From my recent stay in the south of France

Acylics on canvas 50 x 40 cm

June 20, 2008

Painting with knives

I attacked the pool reflection with knives (acrylic paint). Not quit finished yet, but already pleasing.
( 40 x 50 cm)

and a detail for the texture

May 23, 2008

Pool reflection

acrylic on canvas 50 x 40 cm
Another one I started recently. The under painting is done with burnt sienna lightened with white or darkened with raw umber.

Morning light

I started this one yesterday it is a street scene very sson after sunrise.
Acrylic on canvas 45 x 35 cm

April 24, 2008

La Petite Rade

La Petite Rade - acrylic on canvas 70 x 50 cm
This painting I left fairly raw. The rich blues with the yellow/orange underpainting showing through create a strong impression.

March 29, 2008

Another Vineyard v 2.0

I decided to do the vineyard scene again this time on canvas a little larger (55 cm x 45 cm).
Here is state of it ( abou 80% done)

March 18, 2008

March 10, 2008

Another vineyard

I started this on on canvas panel. I seem to feel less inhibited when not painting on canvas. Ridiculous really, but it is so. Have to figure out how to extend the freedom. I think its a question of not painting for something, some result, but just painting...

Any way here is the under painting 40 cm x 30 cm

March 9, 2008

Vineyard comparison

This is my second attempt at the same scene. I posted the start of this earlier.
Here it is as iz stands today and iI have included the previous version for comparison.

This second version is not coming any easier than the previous one, contrary to my hopes. That's life in painting, I guess. If it came easily all the time, it probably would not have the same value.
Both are the same size on stretched canvas 80 cm x 60 cm.

Second version in progress
Previous version

March 6, 2008

Self-Portrait finished

Here is the finish of my self portrait with a base in acrylic and finished in oils - my first success with oils.

Canvas panel 50 cm x 40 cm


March 5, 2008


I finally decided to restart from scratch the scene that I was trying to rehabilitate in an earlier post
here is the start. It is the same size as the previous painting 80 cm x 60 cm.

Finished Provence

Here is the final of my Provencal copse. I removed the bush which had sprouted in the middle of the painting following the comments of several people who thoght it detracted from the composition (I agreed).

Provence copse - acrylic painting on canvas

February 23, 2008

Toujours Provence

With Apologies to Peter Mayle, the continuation of my Provencal Landscape. Still some way to go, but beginning to feel good.

February 20, 2008

Continuing provence

Nex installment on my Provence landscape. Beginning to build up the color. Its getting life.

February 19, 2008

Provence landscape

Started this one yesterday. It is a landscape from the south of France.
Here are the first two sessions in a reddish oxide undercoat inspired by the reddish tinge of the earth and th late hour of the scene.
It is based on my own photograph.

February 15, 2008


60 cm X 80 cm - acrylic on canvas

Almost finished this one, just leaving it unvarnished for a day or two in case I want to change anything, though it would not be major. Want to see if I am happy with the way the colors interact. One of my favorites up till now.

February 5, 2008

2 new Self Portraits in the works

Here are two self portraits I am working on. They are both based on my own photographs. The tall one (smiling) is on mdf board and is 25 cm x 40 cm and is in acrylics.

The second one is on canvas panel 40 cm x 50 cm, The base is in acrylics, but is destined to be finished in oils as I need to get more familiar with that medium.

Acrylic on mdf board 25 cm x 50 cm

Acrylic on canvas panel 40 cm x 50 cm

January 28, 2008

Old landscape

This painting which I had put on my wall, but which has never quite satisfied me is back. I am trying to get to where i am satisfied. I like the overall painting, love the scene, but ...

Here is the state of it:

80 cm x 60 cm Acrylic on canvas

New street scene

Currently on my easel is this street scene from near me. Stiil a way to go, but I'm happy with how it is developing70 cm x 50 cm

January 21, 2008

Progress on self portiaits

Here is my latest self portrait from life, to show that the practice is beginning to pay off compared to my previous post

Street housefront

This one is almost finished. It is acrylic on canvas 40 cm x 30 cm. The scene is from a street near where I live.

January 12, 2008


This is a small canvas I am currently painting. It is on a 24 x 16 cm stretched canvas, and is done in acrylics, so far. I may finish it in oils, with which I am less familiar. People keep telling me "you should really try oils...", so ordered a selection of alkyd (faster drying) oils, which I have yet to try.

Off my easel

This painting is one the ones I am working on. I have put it aside for a few days while I practice (self) portraits from life to improve my live drawing.
The tentative title is "Promenade automne"
It is an acrylic on canvas 60 cm x 80 cm.
Here is a detail to get an idea of the texture