Spanish Head, Isle of Man


Good one james, I like how you've painted the sea and skies in particular

Beautifully done, James - love the sun catching the headland!

A lovely fresh painting - some would say conté crayon isn't paint, but if it works like paint, I'm quite happy to call it paint: after all, that's what they say about pastel; and what else is conté crayon? Whatever! I like it - full of light, air, atmosphere, and what I'd call a 'clean' painting: a worthy addition to your gallery.

Thank you Anne and Robert. Your comments are greatly appreciated.

You’ve used the conte crayon to great effect in your painting James. There are lots of lovely areas where you have strokes of colour side by side that work beautifully. A smashing piece of work.

Hang on Studio Wall

Conté crayon on WHSmith sketching paper (A4).

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James Underwood

Other than sketching on agenda papers during tedious committee meetings, I started drawing and painting only after several years in retirement. Then, almost 70 years old, I first attended an art course. Still so much to learn, thankfully! — “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is…

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