Cafes at Niort

Oil on canvas, 26 x 20 cm’s

For sale

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‘Know your art equipment and take care of it.’ (Irwin Greenberg)

This is the first painting that I have completed on my new light weight plein air kit (prototype), which I have made myself. There are several excellent ones on the market, but I figured that I might as well make a custom one for my specific way of painting.

The initial problem I had with the platform being way too wobbly to paint on, has now been resolved after I introduced a heavyweight tripod and metal quick release system.

I found the whole new setup to be refreshingly light and easy to use, and it is somehow reflected in this little painting. Completed on site over about two hours, this is a view of the cafes at Niort in France as the road disappears down towards the river.



Oil on canvas, 40 x 60 cm’s

Private collection, France

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‘…and now for something completely different!’ The lads at Monty Python

When a collector (and good friend) contacted me and asked if I could come up with a piece for their renovated kitchen, I naturally accepted. The brief was pretty simple, ‘ a painting of colourful chickens..’, so I headed off with my painting kit to a nearby  open run type of chicken coup (?) and proceeded to make a few marks on the canvas indicating the chickens and the surroundings. Obviously, I then had to take a few photos on my phone, and finish the piece off in the studio!

I have made a high quality poster reproduction of this one available if anyone would like a copy for theirs or a friend’s kitchen. Please click here for details and how to order.