View Most of the Original Riverside paintings…

View most of the Riverside Paintings at the Crome Gallery, Elm Hill, Norwich. These were painted when the old riverside buildings were really derelict and in need of repair. They were former textile warehouses, a former paper mill, a converted flour mill and colman's...

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Fine Art Prints

Watercolour and oil prints These started out as a way of obtaining an image of a painting that had been sold, but which was as good a copy as possible. archival quality in fact. They are supposed to be colourfast and last for 70 years, but I don't know anyone who can...

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Painting in Provence

This was a wonderful painting workshop with Julian Merrow Smith- - to paint directly from the subject, outdoors( and indoors with still life). But the main feature was painting SMALL with a limited range of colours. Some of these were quick drying alkyd oil paints so...

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Small Oils

These evolved after Provence. Although I do sometimes  paint small e.g. "fields at Itteringham"  and "Cows by a dyke", its usually in the studio with about 6 paintings on the go at the same time. The great advantage of "small" outside is that it can be done in one hit...

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Sketching en plein air in pen and wash

This is a favourite medium for me as it is so direct. A pen line is so immediate and positive (even if it is in the wrong place and unalterable). Nothing gets in the way of your response to what you're looking at. Its a bit "seat of the pants" but that is part of the...

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Silk Scarves

Silk Scarves These started out from the idea of wearing a painting, something quite unique. "Why not wear a painting?". Most of the flower paintings looked as though they might be reformed to make a square or rectangular shape, and it seemed to work with the roses and...

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