Yet More Plein Air Adventures….

It would seem my blogs are dominated with En Plein Air adventures at the moment, but honestly I’ve been taking advantage of the fine weather of late. Last Friday I visited Looe. I’ve not been for a couple of years so a visit was long overdue. I managed to complete a pastel sketch of the…

Another Plein Air outing at Lanhydrock

Hi everybody. Well. We’ve had a grand few days of decent weather and it had warmed up considerably from my last outing to Truro so I decided to make use of my National Trust membership and visit Lanhydrock for the bluebells. Lanhydrock is on the outskirts of Bodmin in Cornwall so it isn’t that far…

An attempt at Plein Air painting in Truro

Hi everybody. Well, today the power was due to be turned off by Western Power for repairs, lasting for most of the day, so the plan was to spend the day in Truro. I thought it would be an ideal opportunity for painting ‘Plein Air’ After lugging my gear to the perimiter of the Cathedral,…

My First Go With Acrylics

Posted on Wed 27 Apr 2016 Hi all Following on from my last blog where I said I would share my new experiences with acrylics I decided to bite the bullet today and ‘have a go’. I recently enrolled on Glyn Macey’s online tutorial workshop and after studying a couple of his demos I decided…

My First Year Of Painting After Retiring

Posted on Wed 20 Apr 2016 After many years of inactivity (13 to be precise!) I finally came home in June last year and decided to pick up my brushes again. Early retirement beckoned and I always promised myself that I would return to my art. The years that all my equipment was in storage…