Category: Oil

Chiesa Campestre, Roncaglia

Chiesa Campestre di San Pietro, Roncaglia

This is my first painting of 2022, a little rural church (Chiesa Campestre) near the ruins of Augusta Bagiennorum in my native region of Southern Piedmont, Italy. I am particularly attached to it, I used to walk and cycle with my young family along the road nearby and when I was little my nonna used […]

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Weather Front

Weather Front

An early morning walk near Weston Turville inspired this little painting. The foggy weather front is replaced by the blue sky. This is a reworked painting I wasn’t satisfied with, the contrast between the lower-key values at the bottom of the painting and the sky seems to work better now.

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College Lake I

College Lake I

Another painting inspired by College Lake near Pitstone in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire, a nearby nature reserve set in an old chalk quarry. The site is a sanctuary for more than a thousand species of wildlife on the lake, marshland and grassland. Here rare species of birds nest on the islands in the […]

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White Sphere

White Sphere

The illusion of volume using tonality. This was a very challenging exercise in how to handle paint, shape, halftones etc. 

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