Sunburst from the Southwest
Sunburst from the Southwest… A study in oil featuring the ever-changing sky as it bowls in from the southwest.
Looking North on a sunny afternoon, the heavy concrete sea defenses extend along the shoreline to Dover size 30″x 30″
Late afternoon on the Great Ouse
watercolour 13″x9″ That winter afternoon after fishing the river the sky in the west took on many shapes and colours which I have endeavored to translate into watercolour.
Reculver Towers 1
watercolour 12″x10″ originally a Roman fort, much of which has been by the sea. The twin towers are the remains of a church now disappeared. The towers are now maintained as a land mark for shipping in the Thames estuary.
Clouds over the River Yare
Grand Union canal
watercolour 12″x10″.. The road bridge over the Grand Union canal at Bletchley
A warm westerly wind
watercolour 16″x9″My go-to location for landscape and sky, With access to some locations, lost due to roadbuilding, etc. This is a place with good access and space to move around, plus the ever-changing sea. There is a larger version in oil now on my easel being worked on.
The Lost Buoy
Watercolour 14″x11″ A modern treatment for a lost navigation bouy now stranded in the seagrass.
A different perspective
Reculver Towers 2
Reculver Towers 2
Winter on the Brooks
The Long Barrow at All Cannings
watecolour 13″x10″ The first long barrow built for 2500 years. This Barrow, not many miles away from Stonehenge and Avebury Circle was built around eight years ago. For a fee, humans can have their ashes interred inside the Barrow in their niche. The are currently no free spaces available.
Rifle Range at dawn
Watercolour 14″ 10″
Sea grass in winter
Oil on canvas 11″x8″
The Big Mirror wall, Lydd, Dungeness
The Big Mirror W”all, oil 30″x30″ l0caten at Lydd, Dungoness. Built early in the last century to enable the detection of enemy aircraft coming across the English Channel. The idea being any sound is reflected to the centre of the wall where it was picked up on a microphone.It was partially successful but was superceded by the development of Radar.
Runway Two,, oil,, 30″x30″ On this work can be seen the broken white marker for Hovercraft when leaving the shore for France. The weather coming in from the southwest is also a mjor feature in this work.
Half Tide oil on canvas 30″x30″ Showing the Hoverpad for landing and takeoff ramp for the cross-channel journey to France.
A recent oil painting 16″x16″ Looking southwest where the concrete ends and the sea grass begins. The manmade stonework is now breaking up at the end of its fifty-year life.
A Distant World
watercolour 16″x12″..A watercolour looking southwest along the eastern side of the old Hoverport. Cloud coming over from inland.
Evening light on the Equinox
Watercolour 16″x12″..Early Evening, late September, incoming tide looking across Pegwell Bay
A View to the Future
A View to the Future. A small silkscreen print with an overlaid wash. 11″x8″ inches.
Sound Mirror, Reverse
Sound Mirror Reverse acrylic 24″x 24″ Near Dungeness are to be found a small number of sound mirrors built early in the last century. These were used to detect enemy aircraft coming across the English Channel. the idea is that a microphone heard engine noise. this study shows the supporting rear construction.
Pegwell, North Coastline
Pegwell, North Coastline oil 16″x12″
Ramp acrylic 24″x24″.. Again showing the ramp used by the Hovercraft to alight on the sand of the bay.
Copt Point and Harbour Arm
Copt Point and Harbour Arm oil 30″x30″ Folkestone Harbour from the Rocky Point. The blockhouse was used as a sump for wastewater discharge. No longer in use. there was also one at Dymchuch, now destroyed.
Streamliner. oil 12″x12″ The American caravan was parked up at Dungeness for some time. the area is noted for its Puff ball fungi, the addition of a surreal figure just seemed to fit the scenario.
Along the Shore with found objects
Along the Shore with found objects.. 10″x 8″watecolour
A Helping Hand
A Helping Hand 16″x16″ acrylic on paper
Cockle Shells oil on linen
Winter Sea Grass
Oil on canvas, 12″x12″
Small oil painting.. 12″x12″
Acrylic Painting, 16″x16″ The remains of a human skull found buried on a wetland site in Kent, probably around a thousand years old.
Oil Painting, 12″x12″
Oil painting, 12″x12″
Oil on canvas 12″x12″
watercolour, 10″ x 8″
acrylic, 40″ x 15″
watercolour, 10″ x 8″
watercolour, 12″ x 6″
watercolour, 300mm x 220mm
Sound Mirror Capel
acrylic on canvas, 500mm x 400mm
Sea Wall Kingsdown
watercolour, 260mm x 250mm
oil on canvas, 300mm x 300mm..this is a WW2 bunker looking over the English Channel. the post inside could be used to support a telescope or range finder that enabled cannons inland to target enemy shipping in the Channel.
Gun Store, ammunition
oil on canvas, 300mm x 300mm.. A WW2 concrete building used by the soldiers for storage, overlooking the English Channel.
oil on canvas, 600mm x 300mm, a modern treatment for the subject.. An overgrown Carp Pool.
watercolour, 390mm x 220mm. One of the many monoliths at Avebury, Wiltshire.
oil on canvas 12″x10″ framed. The now demolished hoverport at Pegwell Bay.
oil on canvas 16″x16″ unframed. Samphire Hoe, built on the spoil from the channel tunnel construction.
oil on Board, 7.5 x 7.5 inches, includes frame. Looking out to sea, the rock in the foreground is the remains of the sea wall, now breaking up.
acrylic on wood panel, 12 x 7 inches, includes frame. The sea defenses at Dymchurch as seen some years back. now replaced by a modern construction and huge granite blocks.
oil on canvas, 22 x 20 inches
includes frame. The old sea wall at Dymchuch. Paul Nash painted several works while living in the area so you can see what he saw in 1923 when he painted ” The Shore”. The view has now been destroyed by a new sea wall and giant blocks of granite to keep out the sea.
oil on canvas, 20 x 20 inches
does not include a frame. A portrait of the North Cornwall coastline, these headlands broken by sandy beaches seem to go on forever, finishing at Lands End.
The Red Coat
oil on canvas, 12 x 12 inches
does not include a frame…just along the North Cornwall coast from St Just is the Kenidjack Stream that takes its long course down to the sea. The surrounding land has a proliferation of flowers in the summer months.
watercolour, 15 x 15 inches
does not include a frame…Looking North to Pegwell villge. this was in winter, and the reeds and sedges having died back had their colors changed by the cooler climate.
watercolour, 10 x 10 inches
does not include a frame.. Seen from Sandwich Bay across to Thanet. A few showers were coming from the southwest had given the the scene a rainbow.