Limpsfield Chart Cricket Club

What a lovely afternoon spent at the rather picturesque Limpsfield Chart Cricket Club, where I handed over a commission to a very deserving club member, Roger Maynard, as a surprise gift in celebration of his very own platinum jubilee – 70 seasons as a player! A huge achievement.

I was commissioned to paint the pitch and clubhouse scene by the club Chairman, to be presented at the re-opening of the club, following their extensive outfield renovation project.

It was a challenge to paint as the outfield of the cricket pitch had just been completely turned over to be replaced during a huge renovation project by the club, so when taking photos of the scene, the pitch was bare earth and the trees were not in leaf!

So I relied on a number of my photos, plus photos from the club and online to piece the scene together. I aimed to portray the view of village cricket on a beautiful day in high summer and I hope that’s what I have achieved!

Prints are available. Please give me a call or email .

How to paint clouds and sky in watercolour – my latest article on painters-online…

I was recently asked by Painters-Online to give my advice on painting sky and clouds in watercolour. Here’s the article. I hope you find it useful…

The most satisfying part of painting for me is always the sky. It is the first part of the painting process after the initial drawing and it always feels great to start getting colour down on the paper or canvas. But I’m also very aware that it’s the sky that could make or break the painting. 

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How to paint water in watercolour

If you’re a fan of painting in watercolour and thinking about painting seascapes or other bodies of water, here’s the article I wrote for Painters Online recently on how I go about painting water in watercolour… I hope it helps!

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