Brush pen work

I’ve been interested in brush pens, ever since I got the ‘greys’ set of Tombow pens for coursework a while ago. I obtained a Pentel Pocket Brush pen (comes with 2 refills) yesterday via uncle Amazon and have been fiddling around with it. I wonder if anyone else in my circle of WP mates use … More Brush pen work

River light

Inspired by a photo my grandson took on his holiday yesterday … they are in the Peak District. I was trying to go for a very loose style with the brushwork and lots of water mixed in with the paint. Acrylics on stretched canvas. 50x45x1cm or +- 19x15x 1/2″ Not for sale.

Some advice?

I was contacted by the curator of an organisation called ‘Edge of Humanity’ magazine a while back and was asked to contribute a series of images of my work for their ‘No Middleman Gallery’. I am so suspicioius these days of anything that may or may not resemble a scam but from what I’ve been … More Some advice?

Surf’s Up

This little piece was inspired by the wonderful Norfolk coastline. I used superior grade encaustic beeswax and damar resin medium (sourced and imported from the US), as well as resin pigment inks and encaustic paints. The wave effect was produced using a thin application of imported shellac which was then heated to produce the delicate … More Surf’s Up

Shop

I have set up a small shop here and will be adding selected paintings to it on an ongoing basis. I am pleased to announce that I sold two paintings yesterday!

Encaustic

I am in the process of setting up my studio space in order to produce some encaustic pieces. I will be working on these pieces next week. In the meantime, I have been concentrating on study work as well as a very large mixed media canvas that has kelp as its subject (more on that … More Encaustic

Encaustic on paper

I’ve been fiddling about recently with encaustic wax paint, doing a million tests on different types of paper.  From the really thick and quite expensive heavy-duty mixed media papers to plain old cartridge paper, or printer paper.  I haven’t tried Japanese papers yet – that’s on the shopping list. From my tests, the cartridge paper … More Encaustic on paper

Encaustic experiments

I recently obtained a small sample kit which included the encaustic stylus /mini-iron tool and two other brush heads, plus three very tiny blocks of encaustic wax colours (red, blue and yellow – no white, which would have been helpful). The kit included a postcard sized sample of ‘encaustic’ card, which is basically the same … More Encaustic experiments

Changing direction

I have been toying with the idea of totally revamping my work and, by extension, this website over the past couple of months. I am going to be severely editing / deleting posts – so if you have liked or commented on something in the past, please accept my apologies if that post you were … More Changing direction

Gerda Lipski

I’ve been following this German artist on YouTube for quite a while now and many times I’ve been tempted to try out some of her abstract techniques. I decided to have a go this morning, after watching this video. This technique incorporates glazing, use of isopropyl alcohol, water drips as well as sgraffito. Ms. Lipski’s … More Gerda Lipski

Greetings

I hope all the people who visit this site are keeping safe and not venturing out unless it’s absolutely necessary. I am working on my studies at the moment and have completed a few pieces that I like: Life is very different now but we will prevail. See you on the other side!