Friday, July 22, 2016


Had a great trip visiting friends, painting

First morning out, it was wonderful to sit and  absorb the view for a while before starting.

The View                                                                       Tonal study
Oil sketch (10" x 12")

Below: The valley at Trenta, National park

View of the mountain range from Ponikve Church

Wide angle

The glorious blue River Soča
Oil sketch  - Capturing the blue of the River Soča  

(Below) Mountains at Trenta

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


A visit to Barcelona with  the Bath Bach Choir last October  -  I went  3 days early and managed to paint a little, though not nearly as much as I had planned.  I just needed to keep exploring and looking with hungry eyes. I couldn't seem to make myself stop and paint. By the time I'd seen enough, sung in 3 concerts and spent time with friends, I was ready to commit to  painting, but ... it was time to return to much cooler UK.

View from Tibidabo, the high  hill above Barcelona

Another painting done immediately after

And painted on an absurdly small board (it should have been twice as wide), the view from Parc Montjuic, a South West position.