Visits

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Northumberland

Bamburgh Castle



Whereas it's a well known fact that Yorkshire is God's own country I believe Northumberland to be God's own coastline.

A very picturesque part of England,
Bamburgh Castle lies on this coast looking out towards Holy Island.

This picture measures 16" x 12" on canvas board, and is #30 of 52.
One a week for a year !
(Enjoy)

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Paris by Nuit

Le Eiffel Tower




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) 


Monday, 14 November 2011

Mount Fuji Japan

Mount  Fuji



In a slight deviation from my normal contributions, this latest picture is of sunrise around Mount Fuji in the backdrop to the town of Fujiyoshida, Japan.

Unfortunately I didn't have to visit Japan for this, it was reproduced from a photo I took off the television, cheating I know !

Surprisingly enough I saw this shot while watching an episode of  " An Idiot Abroad "  a couple of weeks ago and thought "that's got potential" - thank goodness for TVRs.

Even if you hate the TV programme I think you'll agree this view is pretty spectacular.

This picture measures 16" x 12" on canvas board, and is #28 of 52.
One a week for a year !
(Enjoy)

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Saint Mary's Church Angle

St. Mary's Church Angle


Angle is a very small picturesque village on the south west Pembrkeshire coast. 
This picture is of the 13th century church situated centrally in the village of Angle.
The Church has great historical value and is a memorial to all the lost mariners from this area.
 This acrylic painting measures 10" x 6.5" on canvas board, and is #27 of 52.
One a week for a year.
(£10) 

Friday, 21 October 2011

KilnBack - Angle


KilnBack


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.
One a week for a year - half way there !


Thursday, 8 September 2011

Pembrokeshire - Broadhaven

Church Rock - Broadhaven


Broadhaven beach is a beautiful sandy beach situated on the south west coast of Pembrokeshire.
Popular in the summer, it is enclosed by low cliffs and offers fascinating rockpools at low tide.
The rocks central to the picture is Church Rock and in the distance, barely visible in the haze,
 is Caldey island just off Tenby.

This acrylic painting measures 10" x 6.5" on canvas board, and is #25 of 52.
 (nearly half way)
One a week for a year.
(£10) 

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Grace & Flavour - Orchard Street Sheffield


Grace & Flavour


Whether it's a breakfast bite or a lunchtime feast, this is the genuine little sandwich bar
 with the big personal touch.
The girls, J & J will be pleased to take your order.
I walk past G&F most days so just had to paint this cosy little shop.
This acrylic painting measures 10" x 6.5" on canvas board, and is #24 of 52.
One a week for a year.
(nfs) 

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Old Denaby - South Yorkshire


Old Denaby

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.
One a week for a year.
(£10) 

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Mexborough Ferry Boat Halt - South Yorkshire



Mexborough FerryBoat



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.
One a week for a year.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Pembrokeshire - Angle

Angle Bay


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.
One a week for a year.
(£ sold) 

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Pembrokeshire

Pembroke Castle


This is a sketch of Pembroke Castle from Monkton,
and was made on a recent visit down to Mrs. D's home town of Pembroke.
Pembrokeshire is a very beautiful area of Wales and has a picturesque coastline to equal the finest in Britain.
   This picture measures 10" x 6.5" on canvas board, and is #20 of 52.
One a week for a year.
(£10) 


Thursday, 30 June 2011

Hoober - Deep South (Yorkshire)


Hoober Revisited


This painting is a view of Hoober Stand from the east.
At this time of year ( June ) poppies are very prevalent in the fields around here.
This aspect of Hoober caught my eye as I passed close to Hoober village.
Hoober Stand is a Fitzwilliam Folly built to the north of the village of Wentworth.
Measuring 10" x 6.5" on canvas board, this acrylic painting is #19 of 52.
One a week for a year.
(£10) 

Monday, 27 June 2011

Holmfirth 2011 part deux

Interior - Exterior


Enjoy the view - number two for the Holmfirth charity exhibition.
A little bit of outside on the inside.
Measuring 20" x 20"
http://www.holmfirthartweek.org.uk/

Normal service resuming very shortly.

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P.S. This one sold at the exhibition (red dot),
thank you to the new owner .


Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Holmfirth 2011

Leaving Vegas

Inspiration for this came from a scene in a Nicolas Cage film, "Leaving Las Vegas".
Its based on a still from that film.
Gasoline will run out but there will always be Gold.
Measurements are 36" x 24".
( pretty large for me ! )
(£ offers)

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Watch this space

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.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Green Shoots in Green Meadow


Butterfly at twelve o'clock


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.
One a week for a year - enjoy.
(£10)

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Cornwall - Beside the Sea


The Cornish Riviera



On sunny days like today ( Sunday 1st May ) it makes me think about the seaside.
Cornwall especially -  a pint in the 3 Ferrets and sharing a pasty on the beach with good company.
Sounds like a plan to me.

Measuring 10" x 8" on canvas board, this acrylic painting is #17 of 52.
One a week for a year - enjoy.
(Sold)

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

la Vin - on the slate !


Somewhere ( quelque part ) au Provence



For those eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed something similar to this previously.
Lifted from a bottle of red, this is not necessarily the last of the summer wine.
This acrylic painting is on a 18" x  9" roof slate ( circa 1900 ) - unfortunately bits have fallen off as its gotten older - I know the feeling well.

This is #16 of 52 - one a week for a year.
(Sold)

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Abdy ( or thereabouts )


Abdy Lane from Blackamoor


These lovely trees catch my eye every time I drive down Blackamoor Rd 
travelling between Swinton and Wentworth.
They seem unnaturally straight somehow, like a brush or a comb on end.
I just had to capture them before all the leaves fully developed
and it all turned into a rather large hedge !  
(Maybe an idea for another painting Watson)

Measuring 10" x 6.5" on canvas board, this acrylic painting is #15 of 52.
One a week for a year.
(£10)

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

The Needle's Eye


Views around Wentworth  V


This painting is the " Eye of the Needle " situated adjacent to Coaley Lane, Wentworth.
Built in the 18th century it is one of the 4 Wentworth Follies.
This stone gateway on the Wentworth estate used to straddle a private road
 connecting the estate through to Brampton - a village a few miles north.
Legend has it, that Earl Fitzwilliam built this archway as a result of a wager
 as to whether he could drive his horse and carriage through the eye of a needle.   
(Don't think Ladbrokes were around back then!)

Measuring 10" x 8" on canvas board, this acrylic painting is #14 of 52.
One a week for a year - enjoy.
(£10)

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Rainbow at Hoober Stand


Views around Wentworth  IV


This painting is a reflective view of Hoober Stand during a short sharp shower.
Hoober Stand is a Fitzwilliam Folly built to the north of the village of Wentworth.
From the top, on a clear day you can see York Minster - well so I'm told. 
I have taken shelter amongst the trees around there on many occasions.
Measuring 10" x 6.5" on canvas board, this acrylic painting is #13 of 52.
One a week for a year - enjoy.
(£10)

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Evening Sun - Wentworth


Views around Wentworth  III 


This is a painting of a silhouetted Wentworth Church taken from Hague Lane looking westerly.
The sun is being partially eclipsed by the church as it starts to bleed around the northern face heading towards the horizon.
Measuring 10" x 6.5" on canvas board, this acrylic painting is #12 of 52.
One a week for a year.
(£10)

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Wentworth Church - Yorkshire



Views around Wentworth II



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.
One a week for a year.
(£10)  

Friday, 18 February 2011

Bondi Beach - Surfer Dude

Whilst Surfer Dude is not normally in my vocabulary, it is in context for picture # 10 of 52.
 I must admit that while the weather has been dire around South Yorkshire I couldn't get out to follow up on my Wentworh trilogy/triptych.
  

So just for fun this is a little bit of down under on a 10" x 6.5" canvas board.
£10 and it can brighten up your wall too. 



Friday, 4 February 2011

Wentworth - Yorkshire



Views around Wentworth

Parallel to the B6090 running through the picturesque village of Wentworth,
is a private lane connecting the Holy Trinity Church to the Fitzwilliam estate.

This picture was sketched here looking
south-westerly up the hill towards a small copse on the horizon.

Measuring 10" x 6.5" on canvas board, this acrylic is painting # 9 of 52.
One a week for a year.
(£10)

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Grace & Flavour - Acrylic Painting

Grace & Flavour - Orchard Street - Sheffield
An Oasis of food and drink.
Whether it's a breakfast or a lunchtime snack, this is a little sandwich bar with a big personal touch.
I walk past G&F most days so just had to paint it.
This is acrylic painting # 8 of 52 - one a week for a year.
10" x 8" on Loxley Box Canvas.
(£10)