Thank you for visiting my little Blog. I set myself a challenge of creating an original painting every week for a year - 52 pictures.
Most paintings are for sale at a reasonable price. Please email me, or leave a comment if you are interested in owning an original piece of unique art. Why not treat yourself and liberate one of the 52 paintings and be a part of this project. Don't forget to check back in a couple of weeks, you might see something new you like.
I recall looking out of our hotel window in Montmatre, looking out over Paris and seeing the Eiffel Tower all lit up and sparkling, unfortunately by the time I fetched my camera it had refrained from dancing and fallen back into darkness.
However, as our stay in this beautiful city matured, we discovered that on the hour the tower did dance to the Parisian tune 'de vie' with ecstatic illumination.
I now understand why the great artists of this world have to live in Paris - it is a rite of passage for anyone who has passion in their soul.
This acrylic painting measures 10" x 6.5" on canvas board, and is #29 of 52.
It may not have been painted in Paris but still carries the spirit. One a week for a year we are getting there. (sold)
This is a picture of Kilnback, a grand house overlooking the edge of the Milford Haven estuary in Pembrokeshire.
Many years ago this house was occupied by a close family friend who has very fond memories of her time living here.
This picture measures 16" x 12" on canvas board, and is #26 of 52.
Last week's picture Mexborough Ferry Boat Halt is just down the road from Old Denaby.
This picture of Old Denaby was started a few months ago actually while the corn fields were still luscious green, now of course with autumn on the horizon they are now mostly golden brown. This acrylic painting measures 10" x 6.5" on canvas board, and is #23 of 52.
Mexborough Ferry Boat Halt is also a track on the American guitarist Duane Eddy's new Road Trip album - recorded recently with Sheffield's very own Richard Hawley here in South Yorkshire ( check him out on YouTube - you will not be disappointed )
Intrigued with this place name and living a mere 2 miles away from Mexborough I had to check this location out myself.
Mexborough Ferry Boat Halt used to be a small railway station on the South Yorkshire line between Barnsley and Doncaster, and had connections onto the river Don and the canal for the movement of industrial goods. The station closed back in 1871 and there is not much left there to see now. This recent sketch shows the now footbridge over the line where the station was, as an EWS Class 66 goods locomotive rolls on by. This acrylic painting measures 10" x 6.5" on canvas board, and is #22 of 52.
This is a view from Angle to St Annes Head across Milford Haven.
Angle is a small village on the south west Pembrokeshire coast, and this small beach on the peninsular faces westwards, out towards the Irish sea.
Pembrokeshire is a very beautiful area of Wales and has a picturesque coastline to equal the finest in Britain. (I'm beginning to sound like the Welsh tourist board)
This picture measures 10" x 6.5" on canvas board, and is #21 of 52.
Normal service will be resumed in a couple of weeks. Currently I am working on 2 "larger" pieces for entry into the Holmfirth Art Week charity exhibition - http://www.holmfirthartweek.org.uk/ This is not till July but the works have to be taken in before the end of June - so for all my regular watchers, please bear with me - normal service, as they say, will be resumed shortly - thank you.
This colourful little friend appears to be enjoying himself - unfortunately the freeze frame doesn't do justice to his areodynamics. As you can see he only just managed to stay in the frame, shy little so 'n' so !
Measuring 10" x 6.5" on canvas board, this acrylic painting is #18 of 52.
There's a lovely public footpath in Wentworth running from Clayfield Lane to the Sawmills. It traverses a number of fields as it passes through the Fitzwilliam Estate. The views from here are magnificent. This painting features a view south from there. The Holy Trinity Church can just be seen as it rises above the trees in the distance.
Measuring 10" x 6.5" on canvas board, this acrylic painting is #11 of 52.