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Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Haddon Hall - Courtyard

The Courtyard - Haddon Hall - Derbyshire. My favourite Stately Home - about 15 miles from our home. A sort of panoramic painting - almost 270degs around. Vertically....varies! Thanks daughter Sian for the idea.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

London, Old Royal Navy College

London - Greenwich - the entrance to the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College

London, Greenwich Hill

Greenwich Hill silhouette - my left leg was in the Eastern Hemisphere, my right in the Western - I was bang on longitude zero!

London, Royal Observatory, Greenwich

London, National Gallery, Trafalgar Squre

National Gallery, Trafalgar Square from the steps in front of St Martin in the Fields

London, Kensington, Brompton Road

Lunch break from the Brass Band Competition

London - Albert Hall

Albert Hall Interior - 100th National Brass Band competion of Great Britain. This was on from 10.30 to 6.30 but I managed to get outside occasionally to do a bit of sketching.

London - Albert Memoria

London - Albert Memorial Hyde Park opposite the Albert Hall!

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Ffion Rose/Great Sand Dunes onesie

Our beautiful granddaughter Ffion Rose models the onesie I decorated with a painting of the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Southern Colorado when we were over there last August. Won't be long before she grows out of it..... next the Great Sand Dunes of the Sahara?

Monday, 19 September 2011

Colorado - Seven Falls

Just south of Colorado Springs - my dream come true - seven falls in one! It was a long way up those steps!

Colorado - Clear Creek Falls

Colorado - Great Sand Dunes National Park

Colorado - Pikes Peak

Firey sunset over Pikes Peak with the bright red rocks of Garden of the Gods in the foreground.

Colorado - cliff dwellings

Inspired by Mesa Verde The next few posts will be my acrylics from our trip to visit our first granddaughter Ffion (and Mum Anna & Dad Chris) in Colorado Springs

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Atlanta Airport - return

Atlanta Airport on the return flight to the UK - they said the busiest airport in the world. It certainly was busy from where we were sitting!

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Whitby Harbour, North Yorkshire

Low resolution image of my painting (which was sold) - thanks buyer.


BRAGGING RIGHTS. This is me winning the PEOPLES CHOICE prize at Sheffield's Art in the Gardens Open Art Competition this afternoon. That's Joe Scarborough Sheffield's most famous current artist on the right. Hope the handshake passed over some talent! The winning Artwork is of Whitby Harbour, North Yorkshire - one of my Urban Sketches.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Manchester Airport

Start of our American Journey Monday morning 3 August. Here's where my iPad comes into it's own. That's our Delta 767 that took us safely to Atlanta.

Atlanta Airport

Outward bound to Colorado Springs - stopover at Atlanta Airport. Feel the heat in the docking bridge between the aircraft and the air conditioned Terminal. Had a nice glass of red at the piano bar Terminal E. Saw dozens of Delta aircraft and one or two AirTran - like this one.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Sunset in watercolour

Been practising my sunsets before we see those unbelievable Pikes Peak flaming red sunsets!

Saturday, 30 July 2011

England, Sheffield, Ringinglow

There's a small group of poppies in the cornfield opposite Firs Farm on Ringinglow Road. It's on my regular (3.5 mile) speed walk to buy the local paper. The painting is drawn from my memory/imagination - that's supposed to be Hangram Lane in the mid ground and Fulwood/Crimicar Lane in the background. The sheep have their own fields, trees are omitted for clarity! Can you tell I've bought myself some coloured inks.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

LONDON - St Pancras Station Hotel

Happy 200th birthday to Sir George Gilbert Scott - architect of St Pancras Station Hotel

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Whitby Church, North Yorkshire

Come to my Art Club Exhibition (Heeley Art Club) at the Winter Gardens in Sheffield from now until 3 o'clock on Saturday 23rd July. The Winter Gardens never close! My Whitby Church is there.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Gulls and Terns over Fishing Boat

Another acrylic - count the Gulls and Terns.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Wales, Vale of Neath

Lower Ddwli waterfall, Vale of Neath - don't all rush there - it'll spoil it! (If you can pronounce it without spitting your'e a better man than I)

Wales, Aberdulais, Neath

Vale of Neath (my hometown) - Aberdulais Tin-Plate Works from an old photograph - I've added the colour using my artistic licence (again).

Sunday, 15 May 2011

England, Sheffield - Napoleons

Our local (Ecclesall Road) Casino and a very nice restaurant. I've been meaning to do a drawing of this building for some time now. A bit of artistic licence on the shadows! First time I've used silver ink - pity it doesn't sparkle on this image.

Cornwall - Crowns Engine Houses

North Cornwall - saw this scene on Countryfile last Sunday. Gorse bushes overlooking Engine Houses overlooking sea. Thought I'd try out acrylic paper for the first time.

Friday, 29 April 2011

London - Westminster Abbey

Topical building - 11.30am 29 April 2011

Monday, 25 April 2011

Mayfield Valley -01

My second "plein air" acrylic northwards across the valley from the field at the back of our home

Waterfall - Upper Porter Brook

Same view in watercolour

Waterfall - Upper Porter Brook

My first "plein air" acrylic - less than a mile from home

Saturday, 23 April 2011

High Bradfield, North Sheffield

Delivered 8 paintings to St Nicholas' Church Bradfield today - there's an Art exhibition there on Easter Monday and Tuesday..... I just can't resist sketching a good old church! There's a spectacular view over the Loxley Valley to the south - thought I could see Robin Hood in the distance.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Wales - Elan Valley

Bridge over the Afon (River) Elan with the pump house on top of the Dam to the Penygarreg Reservoir in the background.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Sheffield Hillside

Inspired by housing cascading/cascasading down towards Hunters Bar - been to Marion's Art Class again!


Flocking next to cliffs

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Figure drawing

Speed drawing at Heeley Art Club, Sheffield last night

Two Lambs

Close up

Monday, 28 March 2011

England - Derbyshire - Combs Road

5 of 5 on our sketchcrawl. Coombs Road near Bakewell. The new lambs were out gambolling - 2 were relaxing under the water butt.

England - Derbyshire - Hassop Station

4 of 5 on our bike sketchcrawl - lunch at Hassop Station cafe. A helicopter flew by!

England - Derbyshire - Hassop barn

Ruined barn near Hassop Station Derbyshire. 3 of 5 on our bike sketchcrawl.

England - Derbyshire - near Thornbridge Hall

View from the Monsal Trail

Sunday, 27 March 2011

England - Little Longstone - Derbyshire

On our Sketchcrawl (by bike) today - Little Longstone from the Monsal Trail

Wednesday, 2 March 2011


I produced my fist monoprints last night at @ Liz Churton's workshop at Heeley Art Club!

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

England - Sheffield - Lady's Bridge

View over the River Don at Lady's Bridge from outside Sheffield Market. I helped on the AutoCAD drawings for all those new buildings on the left... before I retired!

Saturday, 26 February 2011

England - Sheffield Market

On our Sketchcrawl in Sheffield this morning

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

FRANCE - Villy en Auxois

Not far from Dijon. I was surprised at the timber frame to the steeple - I was expecting stonework. Seems obvious now.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

England, Cornwall, St Ives

Looking inland from Smeaton's Pier

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

England, St Ives Cornwall

From a few years ago

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

France - Beze

East of Dijon - our favourite bolt-hole!