Month: May 2023

Studio Paintings Spring 2023

As I paint more and more outside so my studio paintings become less and less. However, they are vital for learning, experimenting and giving more time to each painting. Here are some of my paintings that I have produced this year so far.

Leatherhead from Gravel Hill
Bockettds Lane from Hawks Hill
Polesden Lacey
View to Box Hill from Hawks Hill, Leatherhead
Box Hill from Denbies Vineyard

Spring Paintings 2023 (part 3)

The weather and seasons always play a big part in painting outdoors. I’ve been looking forward to seeing the new greens of spring after the greys and browns of winter.

Cottages on West End green, Esher (Surrey Hills PAG)
Loseley Park, Guildford, painted in conjunction with GUTS Charity
Hatchlands, East Clandon (NT)
Polesden Lacey (NT)
View from Richmond Hill

Painting Outside Spring 2023

With such changeable weather this Spring the chance for good quality painting has been limited. I’ve painted in the rain, overcast skys and extreme cold and these conditions don’t create the best work. But I’ve been pleased with the outcomes considering the limitations of the weather.

I’ve been painting with groups a lot recently , such as the Surrey Hills Plein Air Group, London Plein Air group and painting with friends. This has had the effect of keeping me active and going to locations i would not normally think of going to.

This was my first 1/2 imperial sized watercolour painting outdoors. It was painted at the Victoria Tower Gardens with the London Plein Air Group. The weather was pretty dull but it allowed me to use interesting colours in the sky and

Houses Of Parliament
Wey Navigation, Guildford
Surrey House, painted with the Surrey Hills Plein Air Group
Box Hill from Denbies, with Surrey Hills
Bookham Woods Bluebells
English Electric Lightning, Gatwick Aviation Museum, with Surrey Hills