Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Isle of Wight Beach Paintings

A Walk Along Compton Beach
Oil on Panel 7x10

Compton Beach holds many great memories, it is the beach on the Isle of Wight that the Islanders use to get away from it all. Its long flat beach is great for kids to paddle and build sand castles. This painting was inspired by a walk one sunny afternoon towards the end of summer. To enquire about this painting  follow the link Enquire Compton Beach  . To view similar work follow the link Isle of Wight Seascapes

Priory Bay
Summer Memories no 2
Oil on Panel 7x10

On the North Eastern coast of the Isle of Wight close to where the Solent opens to the English Chanel is Priory Bay at Seaview. Another favourite beach for kids to paddle and go crabbing. To enquire about this painting follow the link Enquire Priory Bay or to view similar Paintings follow the link Priory Bay Paintings

Final Wave Paintings of 2013

 Brook 10x16
Oil on Panel

 Summer Memories
Oil on Panel

Compton Surf
Oil on Panel 7x10

Priory Bay Tonal 12x18

Priory Bay Tonal No2
Oil on Panel

This is the second painting in my tonal series, a series I'll be developing next year. It depicts the large flat beach of Priory Bay on the north Easter shore of the Isle of Wight opposite Portsmouth. too see more Priory Bay or Isle of Wight Scenes follow the following link to my website Priory Bay Paintings

Website Update

Ive been busy updating my website, making it a little quicker for people to find work of interest to them.

Ive added three new Galleries, " The Surf Gallery which focuses on Wave paintings. "  Cornwall Seascapes  Which has a prime focus on Cornwall Beaches and"Isle of Wight Seascapes which focuses on scenes from the Isle of Wight. click on any of the links to see more

Friday, 29 November 2013

Elena 1911
Oil on Panel 

The second of my schooner paintings this one depicts The great Herreshoff schooner Elena built for Morton F Plant in 1911.

Norseman 1881
oil on panel 12x18

The first of two recently completed paintings of famous racing schooner. This one depicts the 1881 129 ft schooner Norseman built for Ogden Goelet.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Priory Bay 2013 10x16
Oil on Panel

Compton Surf 6x8
Oil on Panel

A couple more recently completed Wave and Beach Paintings. The next project now awaits as I go off sailing for a few canvases.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Sennen Summer Surf
Oil on Panel

Breaking Surf 
Oil on Panel

Ive Just completed these 2 waves depicting the Beautiful Emerald Green Surf at Sennen. 

Im very busy at the moment so Im pleased the days are short so Im not tempted to take trips out to the Beach. Im working on a series of small panels 8x6 8x10, that I think will make ideal Christmas Presents. Im also about to start a couple of Schooner paintings destined for America.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Summer Memories
Priory Bay
Oil on Panel

A second painting inspired by my summer walks along the Islands Beaches this Summer.

Low Tide Compton Beach
7x9 inch
Oil on Panel 

With the nights drawing in Ive been remembering the long hot summer days. This small painting depicts a walk along The  Beach this Summer at low tide

Monday, 21 October 2013

Freshwater Bay Rock Pool
Oil on Panel 7x10

 Just finished this small oil . Its to be a 50th Gift from my Sister in law to my Niece who now lives in Canada to remind her of her days on the beech.

I like the feel of this piece and plan to do a new series.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Lantic Bay rolling Surf

A nice study of a gently curving wave in Lantic Bay.

Emerald Symphony 
Incoming Surf 

The newest of my wave study series. This painting and the one above will be available at the Fowey River Gallery Fowey from next weekend

Friday, 30 August 2013

Praa Sands Summer Surf
oil on panel 12x24 inch

My latest wave depicting the summer surf at Praa Sands. The painting 12x24 oil on panel can be viewed at Fowey River Gallery from next weekend.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

2 New Wave Paintings for Bank Holiday 

Carlyon Bay "Crystal Symphony"
Oil on Panel 8.5x13.5 inch

North Cornwall Surf
Oil on Panel 8.5x13.5 inch

After a busy summer Ive finally got back to painting some new 
seascapes. The above two paintings are 8.5inchx 13.5 inch and are available at the Fowey River gallery Bank Holiday Weekend

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Wave Study 8.5x15

Oil on Panel

A recently completed wave study, I'll be doing some more like this .

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Westward, Britannia and Velsheda off Ryde Middle 1935

Oil on Panel 8.5x15 Available

This small painting shows the great Herreshoff schooner Westward and the Kings Britannia with her Bermudan rig racing the J class Yacht Velsheda in 1935.

Velsheda running up the Western Solent 2013
Oil on Panel 8.5x15

Last year saw the historic return of 4 J class yachts to the Solent. In this painting I show Velsheda as she runs up the Solent followed by Lionheart, Rainbow and Ranger. This painting was done as an exercise in crew detail.

Mariette Off St Catherines Isle of Wight 2008

Oil on Panel 8.5x15 Available.

The Beautiful 1915 Herreshoff schooner Mariette has made a few visits to the solent over the years. I was very lucky to be off St Catherines as she rounded during the Cowes classic round Island race in 2008.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Porthcurno Beach Break no 2
oil on panel 12x24

Quite busy at the moment, just finished the 2nd in my Porthcurno beach break series. It makes me want to get back there as soon as I can.

Rainbow 1934
Oil on Panel 8.5x15

A newly completed study of the 1934 Americas Cup defender Rainbow. Im very happy with this study that has allowed me to develop my ideas on the subject. This is intended to be the first in a series of simular paintings depicting Americas Cup Defenders.

Monday, 4 March 2013

J Class Yachts Ranger Velsheda, Rainbow and Lionheart
Solent Series Race 2
Oil on panel 24x36

Just finished The J Class in the solent 2012, It brings back many happy memories of the historic visit of the J class to the solent last year.

I had a very good visit to Cornwall this weekend, Im fired up to get some really nice waves painted. Watch this space.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Porthcurno Beach Break
oil on panel 12x24

Sitting on Porthcurno beach in the sun, you could think you could be in the Caribean the water is so clear and intense in colour, no wonder it is Cornwalls favourite beach.

North Cornwall Afternoon Surf
oil on panel 12x18

Reminds me of those hot summer afternoons with the refreshing afternoon breeze.

Emerald Surf 14x15 oil on Panel (Available)

One of the views I really enjoy painting.

Carlyon Bay 12x18

Here are some of the new waves I have been working on. They make me look forward to Cornwall and Summer.

Friday, 11 January 2013

The shop on Etsy is called Wavescapes Gallery
I have just set up a new shop on etsy. please drop by if you have time

As promised the first of the new 2013 paintings. Its it one of my Sennen series.

 Oil on panel 8.5inchx15.  Available

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

I have been reviewing the new wave paintings. Im very excited, I just wish I could paint more. I'll have a new wave painting to post on Friday.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Happy New Year,

This year promises to be very exciting, with many projects to undertake. I have begun a new series of small format wave paintings to be followed by a number of larger format wave paintings. Ill post images as they are completed.