Gallery of Watercolour Paintings: People

Study for a painting of a silent film star

Silent Film Stars

Part of a series on actors, actresses and scenes from films all from a bygone age. Click on the link to see more.

Beach Conversation

Beach Conversation

An encounter on the beach at Runswick Bay provided me with a few sketches which I later turned into this painting. It is simply a pleasant scene in the sunshine in a lovely place.

Hedge Gods

Hedge Gods

This group were playing to an appreciative crowd in the yard at Shakespeare's Pub. It was part of the Tramlines Music Festival which occurs every July in Sheffield, when the city becomes host to a wide variety of music entertainment. Much of it is free!

Pub Jazz Band

Pub Jazz Band

This amiable bunch were ripping up a storm in the Elsinore pub in Whitby.

Performance

Performance

The setting is the beach at Cromer in Norfolk. The two girls were singing to passers by and had a 'tip' jar to receive small gratuities. They were enthusiastic, polite and charming. Possibly entertainment stars of the future!

Donkey Ride

Donkey Ride

The setting is the beach of the coastal town of Whitby. It is a very pleasant seaside location and is one of my favourite places.

Sally

Sally

Based on a series of sketches I did of Sally at KIAC (Kelham Island Arts Collective) Life Drawing session.

Roller Girl

Roller Girl

Based on sketches of the Sheffield Steel Roller Girls at a Dr Sketchy's session at Greystones in Sheffield. This roller girl had a particularly determined look!

Sheffield Steel Roller Girls

Sheffield Steel Roller Girls

Based on sketches of the Sheffield Steel Roller Girls at a Dr Sketchy's session at Greystones in Sheffield. They made excellent models.

Army Buddies

Army Buddies

Based on an old black & white photograph of my Uncle Henry, who I never met as he died in WW2 before I was born.

Cavalry Buddies

Cavalry Buddies

Based on another old WW2 family photograph. I was told that their horses were shot sometime later presumably part of a modernisation programme.