Sunday, 2 November 2014


Hello Everyone,

I took a break from the nursery rhyme theme and painted these instead. The Boathouse at Swanbourne Lake. Autumn was painted from a quick sketch I did and the Gun Dog with Pheasant was painted from a photo. They are both oil on canvas. 16 x 12

You can enlarge the photos by clicking on them.

Boathouse At Swanbourne Lake. Autumn. Oil on canvas. 16x12 inches.

Gun Dog With Pheasant. Oil on canvas. 16x12 inches.

Swanbourne lake is at Arundel, West Sussex which is near where I live. The lake is fed from springs from the chalk downland. It is in the grounds of Arundel Castle, the seat of the Duke of Norfolk.

During the summer months Arundel is a popular tourist attraction. If they feel so inclined visitors can hire a row boat on the lake.

I do hope I find you well and happy as I find myself.

                   Take care.


  1. I know I mentioned it before but I love your header photo. Mia looks so happy and well-adjusted. It is a feel good picture. Your paintings are marvelous. I am so glad that you are actively painting again. You have begun to be John again.

  2. Great paintings, John. I especially like the second one. Anything with a dog pleases me!

  3. I think the gun dog one is particularly good.

  4. Both great! I try to be a painter too.... but my results aren't always as pleasing as yours.