Thursday, 6 October 2016

Sun Rise Coney Beach

Sun Rise over Coney Beach

With the autumn approaching the sun is leaving it a little later to wake up! Driving to work in the morning I have been treated to several very nice sun rises, on 23rd of September i was leaving for work a little later than normal and managed to catch the Sun rising over Ogmore and Southerndown from the harbour in Porthcawl over looking Coney beach, fortunately I had my camera and go a couple of very good photographs (see photography section at
Well now that I have finished my Colourful Forest I thought it would be good to make a start on painting the sun rise.

20/10/2016 - Little more on the sea and the wet sand

19/10/2016 - Sea is starting to come along a little more from each days work

16/10/2016 - Update on the sea, coming along a little more now

12/10/2016 - had a "play" with the sea - Wasnt happy with the changes have blended back and need to do a little more work in that area

11/10/2016 - Further Sand and sea updated with reflections from the sunrise

10/10/2016 - I wasn't 100% sure that the sea and sand were working in this painting so I thought I would try something different and have attacked the painting with the pallet knife! Seems to be having the desired effect so far - lets see how it goes!

06/10/2016 - Little More to the Sky and the start of the sea

05/10/2016 - First nights work base colours down

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Colourful Forest

Following the success of Tree of Life! Yggdrasil I thought I would like to try a forest!
Very much going with the flow at the moment
Oil paint watered down with a great deal of turpentine


Colourful Forest

Work complete 03/10/2016 - Just wait for it to dry and the hand on my wall ..... never know someone may want to buy a painting!!!

Fourth night 29/09/2016 - A couple of colourful leaves added 

Third night 28/09/2016 - Branching out.....

Second night 27/09/2016 - Trunks and ground now in 

First night 26/09/2016

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Autumn Wood

Well summer is coming to an end ......... 
What we have had of a summer that is!!

So as I am not out and about as much in the evening its back to the painting!
Here's the new Autumn Woods

27/09/2016 finished Autumn Wood

A few more leaves - nearly finished!

More leaves

Start of some leaves

Trees finished off

Trees added

Background finished off

Background bottom added

Start of a new Autumn Wood Painting

Monday, 12 September 2016

ETSY Listing

Well I have dipped my toe in the waters of sales!
Though I would try listing a painting on ETSY to see how it works and to see what sort of response I get.

I have listed my Southerndown painting as;

Southerndown After the Storm

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Tree of Life! Yggdrasil

Nice to try a new technique for me.
Oil Paints greatly thinned down with turpentine, I have been working on several autumn treescape paintings, this is the only lone tree for the moment.
With all the Norse / Celtic tattoo work I have been having it seems fitting to call this one Tree of Life! Yggdrasil.
All work view-able through

Complete work 08/09/2016

Progression work

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Website - Nicholas John

It seems that as the summer draws to an end I have more time on my hands for my paintings.
To get ready for my new works I have revamped my Website;

I currently have two works in progress, both of which are Autumn Trees.
Two very different techniques have been employed to create these works.

1. Pallet Knife

Thick layers of oil paint have been added to the canvas to create the current back ground for a Birch Grove with sunlight through from behind the trees Autumn leaves pending

2. Thin layers of Oil Paint

Oil Paint which has been greatly watered down with turpentine looking to create a colourful impressionist art work

All works can be viewed through the website as well as the blog page

Thursday, 1 September 2016


Seascape Paintings

Well its been a little while since I last posted .... 
                                                                          ...... or painted for that matter!!!!

I guess this living by the Seaside has too many distractions to allow me the time, well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

After The Storm Painting 40 x 60 inches

Southerndown Painting 16 x 20 inches

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Stormy Sea

Following on from my Southerndown painting, I thought I would like to carry on the sea theme.
After all I see the sea on a daily basis so it is forming a big part of my life now!

So the next painting is a large canvas 30 x 40 inch Stormy Sea

First Nights Painting

Update on Painting 17/05/2016

Monday, 16 May 2016



Well Its been over a year since I last painted properly and posted the results.

So having moved to my new apartment in Porthcawl by the sea I have started painting again

First painting interminably is a seascape from just down the coast at Southerndown