My oil paintings are generally built up from on-site sketches, colour notes and even photographs if a particular reference is needed, such as a plant shape or shadows. These are then composed together on board and finally painted in the studio, often over a period of weeks.
The medium allows itself to richer, darker tones and is ideal in exploring the darker more melancholic side of me.
The Real Food Market on the Southbank in London
This market is tucked just behind The Royal Festival Hall on the Southbank. It can be tricky to find for a first time visitor, though well worth the journey once located. There is painting story on this.
A house in West Compton Somerset
West Compton is a modest hamlet a few miles up the road from the village of Pilton where I live. A local resident asked me to paint their home in oils. There is a painting story on this.