Thursday, February 16, 2017

Re-launch of this blog and my new Artistic life!

After a very long time I have decided to start using this blog again. I am now living in the wonderful coastal town of Maryport in NW Cumbria. I hope to produce many of these gouache sketches of the nearby Lake District and coastal regions. Love making these small paintings that summarize a scene, so much still to discover! Image size is just 8" x 4 "

8 comments:

Josie said...

All good wishes for your new life in Cumbria, Roy. You will be surrounded by so much inspiration. Regards to all. xxx

Roy Simmons said...

Thank yoy Josie! You and David played a large part ;)looking forward to meeting up in the summer!xx

Lesley Caltieri said...

Looking forward to seeing more demonstrations! I once bought a watercolour of southend pier from you.I was brought up in Leigh on Sea in the 1960s but I live in North Yorkshire now - plenty of inspiring countryside! It was because of you I joined PMP. Good luck in your new venture!

Lesley Caltieri said...

Very pleased to hear about this! S few years back I bought one of your loose watercolours of Southend pier on eBay. I spent my first 21 years of life in Leigh on Sea. Living in North Yorkshire now with plenty of inspiration and not that far from the Lakes either. Wishing you much happiness in your new venture. I'm looking forward to some of your tutorials!

Roy Simmons said...

Hi Lesley! Thanks for your kind comment. Another 'emigre' from down south! I agree there is much inspiration around here. I will do new tutorials at some point of things I am finding with gouache.

Josie said...

Roy: "I will do new tutorials at some point of things I am finding with gouache." Oh, yes, please do, Roy. I really do need to know how to use this mixed media. Roll on summer, when we can meet up again. Thank you once again for the roses painting, arrived today, I will treasure it always.

Roy Simmons said...

Thanks Josie!
I am looking forward to more discoveries with this media, and working alongside you in the Summer. Still so much to learn for me too! I will put something together soon. So glad you like the Rose painting!

Lesley Caltieri said...

Great to see these. Different style but equally lovely.