One of my many hobbies is painting, although I don't do it as often as I would like to. My favourite medium is oils, I find they are more forgiving and less frustrating. I do have to be careful though as I have a very severe contact allergy to turpentine. I do also paint in acrylics and watercolours, but I find them more stressful. I belong to three local art groups and often enter paintings in their exhibitions. Many of the paintings here have been sold, some I can't bare to part with. I'm not a very "commercial" artist, I paint for fun.
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Barnes Ness Lighthouse, Scotland. Oil on canvas.
Done from a photograph I took whilst on a visit to Edinbrugh. Available as a print
St. Catherine's Lighthouse, Isle of Wight. Oil on canvas. From one of my photographs. I removed some things and added the boat.
The Old Point Loma Lighthouse, California, USA. Acrylic on paper. From a photograph I took when we visited San Diego.
White Beached Dinghy 2. Acrylic on paper. The first version was done in watercolour. From a photograph I took in Poole.
The Beach at Brook. Oil on canvas.
From some photographs taken on a walk on the island.
Dawn At The Anchorage. Watercolour.
From a photograph my Father took in Poole Harbour in the 1970's.
Dawn, Ningwood Lake, Isle of Wight. Watercolour.
From photographs I took on an early frosty morning trip.
Rockpooling with Dad. Acrylic on paper.
From a photograph taken on Brook Beach, Isle of Wight. Available as a print.
The Skate Fishermen. Oil on canvas. From a photograph my Father took in Cornwall in the 1950's or early 1960's.
Sorting the catch. Oil on canvas. Another one from a photograph my Father took in Cornwall, with a few modifications.
The end of the sail. Acrylic on paper.
From a photograph I took at the end of Yarmouth Pier, Isle of Wight. Available as a print.
The House. Acrylic on paper.
A neighbour's house in Newport, Isle of Wight.
The Pond. Acrylic on paper.
From three photographs taken in various places at various times.
A neighbour's cat asleep in our front garden.