Sunday, 2 October 2011

Hole in the Wall

This pastel is a test piece for trying out new paper - Clairefontaine Pastelmat. It is very good paper, much less dust and it blends well.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Venice and Trevarno Gardens

These are the last two of my paintings for the Exhibition.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Summer Meadow and North Cliffs

I can’t believe it is Exhibition time again - next Saturday 30th July for a week. These are two small oils I am exhibiting along with Millie, Tehidy Country Park, Slavonian Grebe and two others which my “site manager” Sally-Ann will be posting shortly.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Tehidy Country Park

Thanks to Charles Whinpenny of Cornwall Cam for giving me permission to reproduce one of his excellent photographs.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Box of Pastels

There are three trays of gorgeous pastels in this box.

Slavonian Grebe

I was so pleased with this one that I’ve treated myself to a new set of 72 pastels! Let’s hope I get some good results.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011


This beautiful bird is still thriving although we don't see as many as we used to in Cornwall.

Sunday, 27 March 2011


I started this cat four years ago when I first tried pastels but gave up because it was such a messy medium! Now I'm having another go and finished the cat which I'm quite pleased with, I think it might be one for the exhibition.

Saturday, 12 March 2011


I can't believe it is so long since I posted a painting. I just lost the 'knack' with watercolour. I tried a couple of oils but that hurt my shoulder too much. Then I saw a pastel painting video on television and was inspired to unearth my pastels which I hadn't used for about four years. The first one I did was this firecrest and that has encouraged me to do some more.