15 May, 2013



Thanks to the wonders of the internet, we are all able to explore the galleries of the world and I especially like to study the work of plein air painters. Of the many hundreds, my favourite has to be Kevin Menck.

I find Kevin's work so inspiring. It is exactly what I aspire to in oil painting. There are many other wonderful  painters out there whose work I adore too, but if I had to pick just one set of paintings to look at, then it would be Kevin's. Take a look at his BLOG and friend him on FaceBook.


Here's another artist who I very much admire. He's a huge fan of plein air painting and although I wasn't too sure about his palette when I first saw it, I have come to love it. I particularly like his pieces from a trip to Ireland. Have a look at his BLOG.

I could go on forever, but finally (for now) is another favourite of mine. His work is just amazing to me and again, he's a real outdoors kinda painter. See his BLOG.
It goes without saying that other sources of inspiration include the usual suspects, SEAGO, WESSON, CHAMBERLAIN and YARDLEY.


Gexton said...
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Anonymous said...

Tom, Thanks so much for featuring my work. I'm glad you find it inspiring.

I must admit I'm envious of your palette collection, especially that brass number.

I enjoyed looking at your work. I especially enjoyed your watercolors.

Keep at it and thanks again for sharing my paintings.

Best regards,

Bill Sharp

MadDogMcQ said...

My pleasure Bill! Love your work and find it very inspirational.


Our Own Art-Club!

Each Friday we go to the local Art-Club in Horwich. It's a thriving club with a broad range of people of all ages and skill-levels. Apart from the regular painting sessions, we have many professional artists visiting us to demonstrate their skills and to run workshops.

But sometimes, it's nice when just a few friends get together mid-week too, and so here we are in Simon's "studio", benefitting from the skill and experience of his father, Brian Waddington. It looks a bit cramped in there, but we were just huddled together to fit in the photo frame :-)

And you can drink beer in this club! :-)