Wednesday, 30 November 2016

The Three Stooges

Moo of the Day : The Three Stooges : Some families love to dress their children up like themselves so the whole family are wearing the same and looking like a " Family" it doesn't fool us…once we've finished posing for this artist were are getting rid of all this unnecessary stuff and getting back into our leathers...and looking like cows again.....well least.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Flowers for Mum

Trunk of the Day : Flowers for Mom : I was lost...couldn't keep up...Mom found me.. ( I knew she would )…and took me back to the I picked her some flowers....

Monday, 28 November 2016

We Three and Dad

Baa of the Day : We three and Dad : Out with Dad today....Mum says she needs a rest ...From what ??!!...Dads a bit strict but we still love him.....we are on our best behaviour ...Mum says it's a shame we are not alway like that…Sometimes Mothers are hard to understand aren't they ?

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Cold Spell

Baaa of the Day : Cold Spell : As it gets colder we put more clothes on to protect us from the winds and the snow...hats and scarfs just aren't enough...out with the jumpers....Ahhhh that feels better…we can face any weather now...bring it on!

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Ellie and Jodie

Mooo of the Day : Mother and Child keeping warm now the weather has changed not looking forward to the snow…but it's not here yet so lets enjoy the somewhat cold grass until it least our heads are warm...

Friday, 25 November 2016

Ewe and Me

Baaaaa of the Day : Ewe and Me : We are having a cold spell…so precautions have to be taken...wrap up warm...scarves and woollen hats are to be warn....if you weren't wooly all over you would have to wear wooly jumpers too.....keep warn this Winter....

Tuesday, 22 November 2016


Meow of the Day : Rags : Rags is a little cat that lives locally and is an occasional visitor to our garden ...mainly passing through to the other gardens ...but lately has been stop pig off to try catching some of our bird visitors on the bird feeders...I confronted her the other day and all I go was the "look" .....I'm still trying to capture the cat "look"…but still not there yet....

Monday, 21 November 2016

Family Outing

Baaaa of the Day : Family Outing : We are all going to the top of he field this morning for a Family Outing...we don't usually come up here...but to day is's Mum's birthday! and see likes the view of the mountains...have a good look around before you go said Mum ...Go? says I where are we going now…..on holiday said my mother mysteriously'll end up in a nice restaurant somewhere but not in a nice way.... what is my mother talking about....the older generation talks a lot of nonsense sometimes...what do they know?

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Proper Cow

Moo of the Day : Proper Cow : Thought I'd just try to paint a proper cow…as I always seem to painting the same cow type with long faces…it was a lot of fun to see the differences but I see that the stare is still the same…. scary…This and many other paintings are on show at the Oxmarket in Chichester Hampshire
From end to the month November for a week don't miss it!

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Mum and Me

Moo of the Day : Mum and Me : Huddling together in the grass soon to be covered with leaves it's Autumn eh Mum? and it's getting cold again....good we have these nice leather coats I hope we still have them next never know what's going to happen…I've just seen a wooly jumper that looks like someone I used to know.....ho hum...what does it all mean?

Friday, 18 November 2016

Autumn Cow

Moo of the Day : Autumn Cow  :  Happily grazing in the field when it noticed that there were more leaves than grass…ahhh Autumn has come around again...soon be inside in the warm and all that hay....yum yum...

Thursday, 17 November 2016

A Night With Mum

Bleat of the Day : A night with Mum : It getting colder....too cold for me...I need a warm Mum....and here she is...always there for me. I see other mums pushing the lambs away from their warmth...and making them fend for themselves ...but I'm younger so I'm ok for the time being...but come the day....I'll be older and ready to leave home.....some Mothers still have their children living at home in their 30's......but I don't think that is sheep.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Autumn Cat

Puss of the Day : Autumn Cat…I'm starting a series of cat faces to try and capture a look a cat gave me the other looked me straight in to my face...and I just couldn't work out what it wanted....if it wanted was very can tell when they want food or to be let out...or when they want to come in to 'their' house....but this look this cat gave me was something else....I'll know when I paint it…

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Hidden Sun

Hidden Sun : Painting down at The Solent in Hampshire UK …big skies...the end of the afternoon..good long shadows...and lots of boats and a great sky...trying to get it all down in a painting is as frustrating as it ever has been...but one has to try..this was a very quick sketch later worked on in the studio...never quiet as good
as what one does on site...

Monday, 14 November 2016

Blue Tit

Tweet of the Day : The Blue Tit : Another Blue Tit... I think that that is because there are so many in our garden. As soon as I put out new nuts in the feeder out they came, hanging comfortably under the feeder much to the pigeons annoyance....who have to wait underneath for any titbits.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Autumn Reds

Autumn Reds : Down by the lake again…this time the leaves are speeding up their changing the whole area is looking red even there ground is covered with red leaves...its all happening feel one good wind would blow them all off the trees and leave them bare in a day...could be another painting...

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Bearded Tit

Tweet of the Day : Bearded Tit : You wouldn't want to be late putting out the bird food in the morning with this one will frighten the day-lights out of you....A brown, long-tailed bird, usually seen flying rapidly across the top of a reed bed. Males have black 'moustaches' rather than 'beards'. They are sociable and noisy , their 'ping' calls often being the first clue to their presence

Friday, 11 November 2016

Autumn Moonlight

Autumn Moonlight : Again down by the lake...this time with just a camera...too cold and dark to paint but interesting never the less...everything was purple or shades and hues of the colour... great with the yellow / orange leaves ...more orange than…Winter is a coming in...

Thursday, 10 November 2016

BBC Plane

BBC Plane : Some musicians friends and I meet up for a hearty breakfast at a local airport weekly …as we tuck in this is the view from the has intrigued me for years... the shadows are calling for a I finally got around to painting it....after many attempts at getting it photographed...including as I was photographing it one of the planes took off....

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Autumn Lake

Autumn Lake : A stroll by the lake...sunny, bright and crisp morning...and fresh ...Winter is on the way...the leaves are still hanging feel that one strong wind would render them bare...meanwhile we can keep painting.
We had to take down our exhibition yesterday...a bit depressing...nobody sold any paintings...our cards and some folios went...but no paintings! Ho Humm back to the easel for new work for the next exhibition…difficult to get going again.....

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Windy Hawfich

Tweet of the Day : Windy Hawfinch : I love it when the wind blows birds's a challenge to painting...The UK's largest finch, it has a massive, powerful bill. Always shy and difficult to see, the hawfinch has become even more enigmatic in recent years with a decline in many of its traditional breeding areas. They still come to our feeder...

Sunday, 6 November 2016

The End of the Day

he End of the Day : Back to the the last light of the day…a days fishing over…the beer all drunk….some fish to take home for supper….the end of a perfect day…and the end of our exhibition today….we close at 4pm at The OXMARKET in Chichester West Sussex UK…find it if you can….the best hidden gallery…in the UK… hint : Get to the walkway in the centre of town and find the shop Monsoon…opposite this there is a gap in the wall…which if you stand sideways you can get through it..
Then into a car park and in the corner of this car park is the gallery. Good Luck!

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Summer Coal Fire

Summer Coal Fire : Back in the Summer painting on the lake it was very cold like a Winters day...the mittens were out...the coat and hat stayed on....and as we painted we saw that a fire had been lit in the lake side cottage...the smoke appeared and drifted across the lake...a painters gift...would we have thought of that? probably not...but a nice detail to paint and remember....

Friday, 4 November 2016

Cottage Reflections

Cottage Reflections : A quiet morning on the wind at sailing today...but the reflections are there is to observe...and feels we should mediate and calm our nerves ...but a painting is crying out to be painted...I'll meditate later…Last few days of the exhibition at The Oxmarket in Chichester end this Sunday…don't miss this chance of acquiring an original work of art….of mine that is….10 - 4.30 pm

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Morning Sunrise

Morning Sunrise : In the woods again….all the leaves have gone… just Wintery branches the sun rises gradually lighting up the whole wood....a magical moment....out with the paints!...another attempt to copy Nature......bound to fail...but one must keep trying....Last few days of the exhibition at The Oxmarket in Chichester end this Sunday…don't miss this chance of acquiring an original work of art….of mine that is….10 - 4.30 pm

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

The Last Leaf

The Last Leaf : Autumn has come around again and everything is changing the leaves are changing colour and now the leaves are falling…..on this lake…and on this tree most of the leaves have gone...only one long will hang on to it?....will it wait for Winter to arrive?
This and another 10 other of my framed paintings will be part of Hampshire Artists Co-Operative's new show at the well hidden Oxmarket gallery in Chichester in England UK off the paved High Street ...find it if you can.....clue Opposite Monsoon.......As this is in a currant exhibition availability will not be till 6th November 2016

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

La Chat Seurat

La Chat Seurat : This is how I imagine Seurat would have painted his cat if he had thought of it...out in the park....walking their monkeys and cats and even dogs....they really did walk their monkeys...very popular and fashionable at the time...
This and another 10 other of my framed paintings will be part of Hampshire Artists Co-Operative's new show at the well hidden Oxmarket gallery in Chichester in England UK off the paved High Street ...find it if you can.....clue Opposite Monsoon.......As this is in a currant exhibition availability will not be till 6th November 2016