Thursday, 30 June 2011

A Break For Coffee

 TheLodge,Victoris Park, Porstsmouth is a nice place to take a  break from the stresses of yur day and to have a cup of coffee.
The garden ,a secret  place ,part of Victoria Park,Portsmouth

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Let Us See The Mountains

How uplifting it is to see the  mountains laid out before you, who can  fail to be inspired by the grandure they present to us?

Monday, 27 June 2011

Boat On The Shore Study (Drawing)

A boat  on the shore ,
This is a blackand white  study ,a boat theme being a  motife that I used  quite a lot at one stahe

Sunday, 26 June 2011

A Summer's Day Walk and Tree's Are There!

A Summers day with blue sky,ligh and dark as passing through trees,a sparkling  glint of green then a darker green.
Where  will this wondering path  take us as we pass through the trees?

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Trees That Are There

Trees are there,standing  Tall,in the ladnscape and  part of the shape of nature

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Four Season Trees

Spring,summer,autumn, and winter, on the longets day of the year. the northern hemisphere what better  time than to show  the passing of the seasons at  the point in time when  summer starts

Monday, 20 June 2011

Paintings Speaking: Tree Lines

These paintig speak I think.Paintings do speak they whisper 'these are for showing',sometimes they even shout  louder

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Trees of Wonder

It may have been this one  I  was thinking  of sending  to Scotland for the  Trees For Life Exhibtion  but instead if you look at the link it was  the one shown.
It has been sold and the money goes to a a good cause

Friday, 17 June 2011


Trees are for Life and preciouse,each individual tree takes time to grow and has a unique place on this planet.
Trees are always inder threat and Man always seems to want to come alang and disturb a tree that is peacefully growing somewhere.
There when I saw that this exhibtion was being proposed I jumped at the chance! to help in a small way to save some trees,2011 Trees for  Life Charity Exhibition  In Esingburgh ,Scotland
So it may have been the above small painting ,but you can click the link to see the one I sent

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Brighton Artist Linda Boucher

Yesterday saw a jaunt to Brighton and one of my regular dropping ins was to see how Linda was getting on always a pleasant smile and friendly chat and nice to see her in her little studio under the srches by the sea

Though she  does like not like to be photographed without warning!!
Different from my usal I know but I always admire artist who stick their  neck out and say 'This is what I do!"

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Enjoying The Coast

To enjoy the freshness of the salty air
being beside the sea,
the wind in your face
blowing the cobwebs away

To hear the seagull cry
the wail  and noise they make,the sound of the crashing waves
on the rocks below,
to enjoy the magic of
enjoying the coast   

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Tuesday Motivation! A Walk By The Shore;Chichester Harbour ,Langstone Mill End

some interesting goings on here!

                                                         Ducks One Feeding One not

                                                       Nature does not keep still!
Interesting stones on the ground

                                                  Swift or Swallow? can never remember!
Gentle stream

                                                                    Water and shore
                                                             Patterns in rotting wood
                                                                   First Glimpse
                                                                   The opening
                                                                  Down the lane

   Please note the last couple  or three, should have been first but  nonetheless  have kept as theyshown!

Monday, 13 June 2011

Gale Force 8!: Rough Sea Coast

Gale Force 8
The shipping forecasts said and so..
it proved
the wind was strong
waves crashing against the rocks, the green sea and stormy looking sky
Greys and green with hints of purple,the white of the waves .
The cries of the seagulls blown around
A wild day indeed,
on the shore

Sunday, 12 June 2011

The Bedroom 1880 Van Gogh

What better way to spend a wet Sunday than in  the bedroom and away from the damp a rain which is today
A Reminder of brighter  days is always on hand when looking at  the paintings of Van Gogh

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Down By The Sea

Fresh sea breezes,the wind blows,waves against the cliffs,the air is fresh and the sea is green but still holds you to want to stay

Friday, 10 June 2011

By The Shore

Standing by the shore posts that are weather a beaten and have seen many tides in and out over the years and the original purpose for being there long forgotten

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Seeing The Tree

Seeing the tree standing there taking the time to grow a year  and the seasons flow by as the tree grows there

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Trees Standing

Some trees that are there standing in a group and growing all the while,through the seasons year  after year

Monday, 6 June 2011


Nature's wonder is the waterfall! The power  of  the gushing water down the rocks,a majesty of place and time 

Sunday, 5 June 2011

The Art Group By The Sea

The Art Group  on the coast exploring the area.
It has to be Cornwall as the Tin Mine  u standing there
Different people see the same thing in different ways.
This is what being a Artistt is in part about
                 telling the world how you see things weaving your magic as it were.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Cypresses with Rwo Fguers 1890 Van Gogh

Walking along the road .A hot and dusty road 
Two figures walking dominated by the cypress tree standing tall    against  the land  and sky.
The energy in the painting suggested by the markings in the road and the clouds in the sky .
A sense of movement seems to take over. 
Two figures are walking along the road to give the human touch to he landscape

Claude Monet: On The Bank Of The Seine Bennecourt 1868

What better place to be on a hot day than under the shade of tree by a river.

The reflections in the water reflecting the blue of the sky as well as some buildings  on the opposite bank, the boat  by the bak a reminder of how the lady sitting on the bank may have traveled.

The blue stripes on the white dress .
 The hat  besides her  indecates she may have   found a cool spot in which to rest

Friday, 3 June 2011

A Road in St Remy 1889 by Van Gogh

Painted in 1889 when van Gogh experienced a nervous breakdown this painting captures the hot dusry road of summer and the lone figuer of the woman  is symbolic perhaps of Van Gogh's own  isolation.

He would wonder the local road at St Remy  and the urge to paint would be upon  him.
There is much energy here as can be seen from the brush strokes depicting the dry earth and bushes by the roadside

Patio arrangement

Or indeed a  garden arrangement, the sun had moved on and the corner in shadow!

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Wednesday, 1 June 2011