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Charlie has been in France with a painting group at Chateau Quesmy in Picardy. This is a converted barn in the grounds, by the moat.

The weather was a bit changeable but they managed to get out and about and did some lovely paintings.

This church just outside the chateau ….

And a trip out to Pierrefond yielded this painting

      from this view

Of course, there were a few visits to the local cafe afterwards. A little aperitif before dinner!

  A good time was had by all.


This lovely acrylic painting sold before it reached the website!

But this beautiful watercolour of Amble Harbour was completed 20th March 19 and is for sale, unframed, for £150 plus p&p. Size is 17in x 10in.

And another one of Amble Harbour. This one is an acrylic on boxed canvas, 20 x 16.  £200 plus p&p. Completed 29/03/19. Hot off the easel!

More unsold pictures can be found in the New Paintings section, some from the next book due out (see below).

Leisure Painter published this painting in the March edition (out now) both with step by step instructions.

Of the two books due out this year, the first is Ready to Paint in 30 minutes, Boats and Harbours featuring 33 paintings and tracings of Charlie’s drawings included in the back. This will be out in July 19 and will be available from the e-shop.


A selection of the paintings in the book.


The process, Charlie painting and dictating the words. Who says he can’t multitask?

Of course, there has to be a dog picture!


The second book due out in October 19 is Paint Pad Artist, Coastal Landscapes. This book has actual Daler Rowney watercolour paper already printed with Charlie’s drawings supplied at the back. The printing cleverly looks as if you have drawn the image yourself in pencil. It’s up to you whether you admit this or not when everyone admires your finished picture!

Some pictures from the book.

And again, the process.

And in between all this, Charlie managed to do some paintings at home.

This Amble Harbour is sold (to the cafe overlooking the harbour)

and the first two Christmas cards for the Greeting Cards company.


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