Painting weekend In Yorkshire Runswick Bay

I recently attended a great painting workshop in Yorkshire run by local artist Robert Brindley in and around Runswick Bay

With its sweeping, sheltered bay and charming red roofed cottages, Runswick Bay is one of the Yorkshire coast’s prettiest destinations. The sandy beach, which once provided anchorage for brightly coloured fishing boats, is now a family favourite for rock pooling, fossil hunting and coastal walks, where you can admire the breathtaking sea views.


We  set off Saturday morning nice and early to drive to Runswick Bay on the Yorkshire coast, we arrived just before 10am to be greeted by Robert and his wife and the other attendees on the workshop.

After a watercolor demo and a cup of tea I grabbed my art bag and easel and headed out to explore the delights of Runswick Bay. The scenery and location was stunning I was completely spoiled  for  painting locations. Over the weekend I painted 4 Pleinair oil sketches and did a few quick pencil sketches as well. The weekend went far to fast but please see the small oil sketches I did whilst I was away. All works are oil on board.. I am very grateful for all the advice given by Robert on his Painting weekend and would recommend his workshops

Please find details below on all of  Roberts work and also future workshops


The Beach Runswick Bay

The Historic Fishing Harbor Staithes

Working from a pencil sketch and photographs I finished this oil sketch at home


The White Cottage overlooking the Sea



I had a wonderful weekend note to self must get back soon






A Magical Winters Morning at Shugborough Hall

A Winters Day  at Shugborough Hall

I was delighted to be photographed by the National trusts volunteer photographer at a recent visit to the estate during the bad weather.I was wearing 3 coats and was freezing the whole estate looked magical

Many thanks to the National trust for sharing .

Here is me starting the oil sketch




This was the finished Pleinair oil sketch /study

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Happy New Year

Wishing you all a happy New Year I hope you have had a great Christmas !

I haven’t posted in quite a while, So I thought it would be nice to start 2018 with some new blog posts showcasing some of my oil sketches done in the  latter end 2017 in and around Stafford .

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