The Frank Herring Easel Award at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters exhibition
The Daler-Rowney, IEA Committee's Choice prize for a group of paintings at the Institute of East Anglian Artists Exhibition
The Menena Joy Schawbe Award for an outstanding oil painter from the Royal Institute of Oil Painters

For details of forthcoming exhibitions please click here


Adrian Hill Fine Art, Holt
Thompson's Gallery, Aldeburgh
Sea Pictures Gallery, Clare
Peter Barker Fine Art, Uppingham
Aubrey Art Gallery, Great Dunmow
Mall Galleries, London

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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

New studio painting

I have been painting some larger paintings in the studio recently and here is an image of the most recent one.   I have titled it 'Calm Water before dusk by the Packing Shed' and it is from an area on Mersea Island that I keep returning to.  In fact it is a few steps further on from where I painted 'The Packing Shed' which was exhibited and sold at last years Royal Institute of Oil Painters exhibition in London.  It is 60cm x 85cm and is painted on board.  I wanted to paint the calm water just before dusk and I was also looking forward to producing quite a tonal image with subtle harmonised colour which is heavily influenced by the grey/blue light.  I also focussed on keeping the painterly feel on a larger surface and was conscious of not over working the piece so got the larger brushes out!  There is a hint of the Packing Shed in the background behind two old rusted and ruined barges.

Calm Water before dusk by the Packing Shed, Oil on Board, 60cm x 85cm 

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