Journal & Movies

I f journals record journeys, that is what you will find here. Various topics are covered, some with explanations and instructions, some with history and some to reflect upon and enjoy.

Learning the techniques of Classical Realism is a slow process. It gave me a sustained focus and changed my expectation for immediate results into a steady practice of painting. It elevated my stamina as a painter – an asset not to be underestimated!

Classical Realm has an elegance, its step by step methods work well for me. I wanted, and still want, to make paintings that reflect what I see. There are many choices that have to be made and decisions taken which are all to do with what to paint and how to paint it. Ideas and techniques along with knowledge and personal preferences, all guide progress of each work.

Different ways of painting and techniques are also introduced. The Munsell Book of Colour gives very useful information for colour choices, with a full range of chromatically and tonally ordered removable samples. Alla prima is another technique which is particularly useful for living subjects.

And in the little movies? I talk to you and show you things in action.

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What’s in the Christmas Post? . . . it’s colourful, fun and full of paintings Over 10 years ago I bought two ceramic cups and

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Naked Ladies

JOURNAL 9 I usually write about paintings but today I’m starting from a source of inspiration – growing plants.  I love gardening and we have

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This New Website

Works in Progress and this Site in the Making This new website has been a labour of love over the past summer, designed in collaboration

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Summer 2019

At 3pm every Open Day- dates above in bold – there will be a short talk and demonstration. The talk begins by explaining The Bargues as that is

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“He painted like a man going over the hill singing” Robert Henri from – The Art Spirit Four Apples and a Frieze & a moment

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First Blog – finally

My first Blog! When I wrote, I wrote ‘Finally!’ because the simplest things seem to be hard. Technology is not like painting – and the

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