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  1. Hi everybody, met up with a past member of the Monday art group on friday night(6/6/2014), at the kitchen restaurant in Springfields. Peter Power came down from Keswick with his daughter and a good time was had by all, Peter is looking well and was his usual cheeky self, and Harold  also his usual cheeky self!!!!!


    I have put on a pic which I painted at the art group last monday from a pic from a magazine given to me by Richard.


    I enjoyed doing this pic as it was done in a short while with no consideration to  detail......just slap on the paint and hope for the best.


    I hope to be going to the group meeting tomorrow morning, I have spoken to Trevor and if all is well he will be there also.

  2. Hi everybody just got home from art class and had the most devastating news you could imagine.. my very good friend's wife has just taken her own life, not for the normal selfish reasons of suicide, she was very ill with a life threatening health problem, she was a lovely person.   To say the least I am absolutely gutted, and it may take a while for me to get back on track with the website, please bear with me.

  3. I spoke to Trevor yesterday and he has got his oils out again, and also I am hoping he will be coming back to the class soon.


    Yet another view of Willow tree fen, this really isn't about Willow tree fen, at the moment it is more about my return to painting and the style of painting I am trying to produce, which is a loose kind of painting, as I said before it is very difficult to produce visually stimulating paintings in a loose style, far easier to produce realistic pic's. I want to get even looser than this but still retain a content that means something, as opposed to random daubs that mean nothing, not even to the artist!! Oh yes it means something to the pretentious art critics who can talk for hours about dribbles of paint...haha morons!!


  4. This is an oil sketch 10x8 done quickly, and looser than my normal type of painting, this approach gives me far more satisfaction than the realistic approach, because it is (for me) much harder to achieve a reasonable looking picture. I hope I have got somewhere near how I want to paint all the time.

    The picture is not taken from a photograph it is taken from memory of the spot near where the first painting was done.


  5. Good morning to all the avid fans of this site. was getting ready to go to the class tomorrow for the first time for a long time(as a class member), and then realised that it is a bank holiday, so will have to wait until next monday.

    There will be some major changes to the layout and content of the site as I get back into things, but don't worry nothing will be lost(I hope) just put into different places and hopefully will be a bit more professional looking, and easier to find what you are looking for.

  6. Yes!!... the blog has been created, fingers crossed everything goes OK.


    Here goes again with my latest painting 20x16 oils: This is a view of the now defunct railway bridge at Willow tree fen wildlife sanctuary two miles from pode hole on the Baston road, the picture was painted from a photograph taken by me. This area is going to be a large wetland area all built by volunteers. More info on this when I have spoken to some of the team involved.