I was asked to do a demo for a local art club. I did one there last year in watercolour, using a floral painting to explore ways of loosening up. It’s certainly something I could do more of myself and last year I looked at ways of loosening up in acrylics using square brushes. I have posted a number of paintings using this style. Here are a couple below.

Having run an art club myself I always hated demonstrators who hadnt planned their presentation and ended up not completing the piece – mainly because they waffled on too much at the beginning. So I thought I’d try the piece out and see how long it took. So here it is. I have posted the same subject before, but it had too many people in and I thought that this demo would give me an opportunity to explore a tighter composition, with fewer people. So  you might be seeing something similar in the future as a more finished piece.

Other acrylic paintings are on my website:





This was from a set of photos I have had kicking around for a while. I did an unsatisfactory watercolour with them a while back, but thought I might try with acrylic.

The place is  Racou, which on the Mediterranean coast, nestling at the foot of the Pyrenees. It is a cluster of beach houses built in the nineteen thirties with restaurants, shops, bars and a few hotels tacked on. It is at the end of Argeles sur Mer, but it keeps itself fairly independent, even declaring independence at one stage. The boules club – if it is called that in these parts – is pretty central to the place, set at the end of the very busy car park. Many of the beach houses have been owned by the same family for generations, so they all come and have a game in the afternoon and between games chew the fat.

Other paintings can be found on my website: