Hope Fair Market

Oil on canvas on board, 30 x 24 cm

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Begin – to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished. (Marcus Aurelius)

There is a local charity which holds a fund raising book fair twice a year to support their care of dogs. Last October, I donated a large landscape painting to be raffled off to help raise funds. Known as the Hope Book Fair, it is well attended, and provides a great opportunity for a plein air painter to get down some lively movement and colour. As for Marcus’ quote, it is always the question as to whether the painting is finished or not, and I was determined to get it down ‘alla prima’, and not do any studio touch-ups (which I normally do), and I did!


Riverbank at La Mothe

Oil on canvas on board, 30 x 40 cm

For sale


‘To paint is not to copy the object slavishly, it is to grasp a harmony among many relationships. (Paul Cezanne)’

Cezanne copy

I painted this alongside Des, a painting colleague of mine from Australia.  (Thats Cezanne above, not Des)

A fine early spring day, and the light was soft, and with virtually no wind, I was able to work with colour at the harmonies and relationships between the river and the near and far banks, which provided a pleasant and relaxing vista!