Photo Diary

Another Cricket Scene

January 8th, 2018 by Michael

I’ve been back to the brushes at last. This year I am determined to paint more often. I need the relaxation! Meanwhile, thanks to the folks who commissioned paintings last year … here’s hoping I get some more in 2018!


Been painting again.

July 31st, 2017 by Michael

A nice little commission from Chagford Cricket Club – good fun to paint some characters!

Simon’s House

May 4th, 2017 by Michael

This is West Henstill House, the lovely old place where I first started thinking about writing, and where I invented Simon Puttock and Baldwin de Furshill!

Outline sketch for a Christmas Card

October 24th, 2016 by Michael

A simple village scene based on a photo I have of the snow that fell 6-7 years ago. Not had any since, sadly! Still, I think it has the right atmosphere.



Sketch of a wet day at Exeter Quay

September 30th, 2016 by Michael

I rather like this. A quick sketch tonight. Reminds me of dancing Morris at Exeter Quay for the Dragon Boat races! Very wet in parts, and then suddenly the sun came out!Apologies for the angle. It was still on the easel, so the angles seem to slope inwards!



Morning at school

September 27th, 2016 by Michael

This is the scene in the mornings outside the village school



Walking the streets of London!

September 27th, 2016 by Michael


Occasionally I like to take photos while wandering the streets, and then make the pictures up as paintings later.


Village scene

September 27th, 2016 by Michael


View past Wheal Betsy

September 27th, 2016 by Michael


Sadly the colours didn’t come out well in this photo!


A local barn

September 27th, 2016 by Michael