Recent paintings

Water colour painting of local pub The Prince of Wales in Shrivenham
Stanton Fitzwarren hotel (and church just in the picture thanks to wide  piece of paper) Watercolour 10″ by 22″
painting of geese
5 geese in a row water colour.
thatched cottage painting
Our friends thatched cottage

 

 

Water colour of the Crown Inn the original now hangs inside the Crown Inn.

 

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A water colour of thatched cottages in Shrivenham

 

watercolour of Oxford
somewhere in Oxford water colour a4 size
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The Prince of Wales pub (opposite side of the road to my favourite the Crown)

 

 

painting of coleshill
I was in Coleshill , a National Trust village in the UK, when I took a photo of the white clock tower from the organic garden car park. I thought it would make a suitable subject for my series of Costwold paintings and here it is.

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Pen and wash. First make sketch using water proof ink pen then apply a wash of water colour. It is a merger of two photos depicting the building either side of Manor Lane in Shrivenham  the village where I now live.

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The above is a water colour painting 15inches by 11inches. It is of the dilapidated farm buildings in field on the edge of my village.

Next is the result of visit to Oxford with my brother in November 2016

water colour of Oxford
Oxford in the court yard of the Bodleian Library looking towards the famous arch over the road. Watercolour A4 size

Another attempt

 

Painting flowers based on a photo taken at Longcot Church flowers festival in 2015

I visited the local National Trust property near home a place called Buscot. Strolling around the gardens I was surprised to be confronted by these life size sculptors. I could not resist trying to make a painting from the photo I took. A4 size watercolour. A bit too heavy on the black shadows but it gives the gist of the scene.

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This next is an exercise from a book using wet into wet watercolour.

 

The following 8 paintings  are scenes from in and around Shrivenham which filled a book ( there were actually more pages but some had to be cut out as not up to worth keeping!)

 

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Freight train on Shrivenham line

 

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Scene in Manor lane Shrivenham
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Vintage cars at the village fete
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Church and village pump at Farnham
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Cottages at Hatford
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Village school in Shrivenham
painting of a village hall
Shrivenham Village Hall painted in watercolour on a A4 size canvas
A painting of my sons house but the tree got in the way
A painting of my sons house but the tree got in the way

 

This is a watercolour based on a sketch made when I sat in the sunshine at Coleshill in the  Cotswolds.One day to make sketch and have a pic-nic. Second day to make a drawing for painting.Third day to paint in water-colour painted August 2015

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This next picture is of Burford in the Costwolds  Process similar fashion in water colour.

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This is of the village pump at Shrivenham OxfordshirePump at Shrivenham

 

Keeping to the theme of the Costwolds this next is from a photo I took at the canal near Lechlade. It is a water colour.

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