I continue building up some long format paintings for an upcoming exhibition. I decided on doing a couple of local churches. The top one is Sefton Church. It is a view I’ve done before. I sold the first one in an exhibition at the town hall. Later I got a phone call asking for another painting of Sefton church as the mayor of Sefton wanted a present for a foreign visit, but they didn’t seem to like my other views of the church – well I didn’t hear from them again.

The other church is St Marys at Little Crosby, again from across the autumnal fields, but this time there is a little bit more detail as the light is coming from the right.

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With some good weather in these parts I have been out on my bike doing a bit of plein air painting. This is of a farm in Little Crosby – an place I have painted many times.


This is another farm just down the road from the first painting on the flat Lancashire plain, north of Liverpool.


This was done a little earlier on the beach at Southport in the evening.


This one is at the other end of the country, on the south coast. This is of the old lifeboathouse at Winchelsea where in 1928 the lifeboat was launched to a stricken vessel.

In the meantime the crew was rescued by another boat, but the lifeboat wasn’t  informed and they continued  into the storm and all  the lifeboatmen were killed. The old  shed remains as a memorial.

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I was taking some paintings to an exhibition at the Crosby Hall Educational Trust, which opens tomorrow, when I turned down Back Lane which leads to Crosby Hall and saw the autumn trees in the sunshine. With the shaded areas in blues and purples there was a great clash of complementary colours giving the scene even more zing. I tried to paint the distant trees on damp paper whilst splattering the foreground trees. The light on the wall also gives a focus.

Other paintings of little Crosby can be found on my web site under the sold section – Artists page-