Sunday, August 1, 2010

Demo paintings at the CLA recently

Further to my report on the recent CLA game fair, I thought that it would be nice to post a couple of the demonstration paintings that I completed on the Sally Mitchell stand during the show.
 I enjoyed painting alongside Elizabeth Scrivener, Jonathan Walker, Paul Doyle and Malcolm Coward.

I completed three images in fact, all but one remains unresolved at this stage, so will be posted I hope at a later date.
The images shown here are  both 8" x 12" oil on panel.

Above is a study for a studio panel of a Springer Spaniel, where I have worked out many of the issues of 
light and balance along with composition for the upcoming studio image.

 The second depicts a shooting scene just after the beginning of the year with snow on the ground. Three gentleman and accompanying dogs stroll off to their respective pegs. It was done mainly using a palette knife.
It allowed tremendous freedom, scraping colour and cutting into fresh paint with the knife. I often explore painting with a knife, just to see where the journey takes me.


  1. Your work has got immense maturity and experience. I like your painting the use of color and tone are excellent. It has got good composition.

  2. Very kind and thoughtful words about my work, many thanks for taking the trouble to comment.
    regards Paul


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