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.
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!
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
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
These are a few things I’ve been doing lately as part of my Painting 1 coursework. I am getting quite interested in monoprinting, no good at it yet but interested in it!
I am finding myself drawn to cold wax paintings as well as encaustic painting techniques – I think I am more ‘in love’ with the idea of encaustic work, as it seems that the depth of colour obtained in some of the works I’ve seen lately online, is really spectacular. While I was looking into … More Playing with Batik wax
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
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
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
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!