Winter on the Harbour. The pace slows. Shadows lengthen. Rhythm and currents are more marked, layers exposed.

This is my favourite time to paint and write.


Unfold (study)

oil on paper



Oil on paper


Walking at sunset


Burnished reedbeds all aglow

Mellow light afterglow


Distant Downs fast receding

Dew is falling, sounds deepening


Seabreeze slackens to a mumble

Creatures settle, mutter, grumble


Bats are hunting in the hedgerow

Silent owl leaves a shadow


Homeward bound a distance travelled

Our day is done theirs to follow

Blue Drift

Charcoal and pastel on paper