Red Pepper

•February 8, 2018 • 4 Comments


A study for Wednesday evening group. Red pepper, oil on paper.

9″ x 11″

Viburnum in Pantone 563 mug

•February 2, 2018 • 7 Comments

viburnum 2

A small still life in oils 8″x8″. Viburnum cut last day in January and placed in a pantone 563 mug. Painted with palette knife

Fresh paint #2 colour adjust #2

•January 20, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Irvine Portal colour adjust3

Another Gimp adjusted image. The colours seem to work better here, perhaps more natural.

Fresh Paint #2 colour adjust

•January 20, 2018 • Leave a Comment


Irvine Portal colour adjust2

This is a bit closer to what I was aiming for. A darker vision and imagined in flat matt oils.

I used the hue tool on GIMP and played around with light and dark . It’s easier to adjust things when starting from a digital painting. The colours are flat already and simply changed.

Fresh Paint #2

•January 20, 2018 • Leave a Comment


Another go at Fresh Paint app on Windows. I started this time with a black ground.

A slushy late afternoon in Irvine.

Fresh Paint trial

•January 19, 2018 • Leave a Comment

FreshPaint-back lane

I tried the Microsoft Fresh Paint app on this study.

There are various “media marks” on this but mainly it’s the oil paint brush I used.

One annoying feature that took a while getting round was the inability to rotate the brush angle on some of the brushes. I found a way to avoid the repetition though by varying the size and type of brush.

This is the back lane where I live on a frosty mid morning a few days ago.

A lesson for us all

•December 3, 2017 • Leave a Comment

This man did it so we don’t have to!

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