A selection of swimmer paintings in real paint (a new thing for me, up until this year they have been digital). For these I have used a photography a lot more as a reference – photographs I have taken at Vobster, where the water is clear and lovely. Paintings available as commissions, if you are near enough for me to take some photos of you swimming, email me to enquire.
Painting in gouache and watercolour, with mica powder and aluminium leaf. This is Diane, and in the original photograph from which I took her expression, she had just got into Clevedon Marine Lake, and yes, it really was 2.5 degrees. There is a lot of metal in this picture, and a scan doesn’t really show […]
This is Sally at Vobster, where the water is clear especially in the winter, which this was. For this painting I used a photograph that I took on our first swim there of 2017, on 2nd of January. Some of us hardy swimmers do without wetsuits all year round, though we are occasionally seen with […]
This is Sara, where we swim at Vobster Quay. The water is clear and lovely, this was partly from a photograph I took when we were swimming in the summer and it was warm, and people were given to doing without their wetsuits more often. Painting in watercolour, gouache and palladium leaf. Palladium is a […]
This is my first ‘swimming’ painting in actual paint. Having spent a lot of time drawing digital images of swimmers, while at the same time continuing to paint other subjects, it’s time the two came together. Vobster Quay, where we swim, is a quarry lake with very clear water. This is Cecily, the painting partly […]