I found a local framer in Norwich who did a really great job with my large soft pastel painting of the Norway Fjord and it’s now on the wall: I is quite chuffed
At long last I’ve completed my fourth assignment for POP1 (Practise of Painting), I am now heading into the final stretch and the bit I’ve been most looking forward to, so whoopee doo for me hey!? I decided to do a large (the brief was for something about 90x60cm) soft pastels landscape (that was also … More Norway, fjord – coursework – soft pastels – large!
I love Wales! I go there as often as I can to visit my aunts and uncle, cousins and assorted hangers on. I’m not Welsh (at least I don’t think there is any Welsh in my immediate past) but I adore the place. This little sketch was inspired by a memory I have of walking … More Gnarled old trees – soft pastels
‘Be your easiest self. My work isn’t angry or shocking because I’m not.’ Brian Rutenberg. From his book ‘Clear Seeing Space’ page 288 – Meetings For many years I’ve had the misconception that in order for my work to have any degree of artistic merit and clout, it must be dark and angry, which is … More Be your easiest self
I took inspiration for this little study from an image I saw on the Internet, it’s not from my own source photos. I used Sennelier, Rembrandt and Art Discount soft pastels on Pastelmat for this one:
I’m busy trying my very best to do art every day at the moment, it doesn’t always end up being anything I can display on here but I’m working, that’s the main thing. in any event, I am busy with these two pieces at the moment, they are both about 50cm x 40cm on repurposed … More WIP x 2
I’m really pleased to announce that the No Middleman Art gallery, which is a project of Edge of Humanity magazine, is now featuring a selection of my work in their Portfolio section. Here is the link So, does this mean that I’m represented!? Cool.
Sorry to annoy my subscribers with the constant site changes, i am just in the process of editing the pages etc as i am aiming to pitch my work to interior designers in my area and have been told to make a few changes. Once I’ve done it all, I will delete this post. Just … More Er …
I have put together a selection of paintings in the below video that are available for sale … this is for a limited time during October. The majority are all mattboard mounted and are 14″x11″ in size. I have included 2 canvas paintings as well. Please share with your friends! All prices quoted in the … More Paintings for sale – presentation on YouTube
I was in this beautiful spot last year and have many reference photos. I decided to do a study in soft pastels yesterday, as I received some new Sennelier landscape colours and had to give them a whirl!
Another small painting done today, this time I used watercolours, soft pastels and tinted charcoal pencils for this study of a Red Kite, also available from my shop:
I’m really loving Pastelmat card/paper. Here’s a small painting I did yesterday but forgot to upload! This is also available at my shop: I used various soft pastels makes for this little painting but I do find that the Sennelier brand is becoming my favourite.
I got me some Pastelmat paper this week and a few new soft pastels (budget brand – Art Discount, they’re not bad though). Did some plein air work (as part of course exercises) today – a scene in our local wood, very early morning. Obviously wasn’t going for realism, just an impression of the atmosphere … More Soft pastels on Pastelmat
Decided to do some abstracts over the weekend, as I am doing a lot of landscape work in oils and other medium at the moment for coursework and the acrylics were getting a bit neglected. I tried out working in a series – doing two paintings on a similar theme/colour palette. Both available on my … More Skimming the Surface
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
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.
Been itching to do a study of this scene for a while now, one of my favourite places hereabouts. Acrylics on stretched canvas. 60cm x 45cm x 1cm +- 24″x18″x1/2″ ready to hang Available to buy on my shop here.
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?
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
Acrylics, inks, collage and gels on large stretched canvas 120x100x4cm #helpourkelp This has ended up being a bit of a work in progress, I am doing some more tweaking on it and will publish the final piece soon.