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
Did a painting over the Easter holidays, inspired by life at the barn where we were a year ago. I am also fascinated by hedgerow life and conservation. I used acrylics for this piece on stretched canvas. To make the marks, I didn’t use any brushes but potatos cut up to stamp the paint with, … More Hedgerow and Barn
Something different (for me, at any rate). Got a bit tired of one of my larger canvasses last week, so decided to jazz it up somewhat. I don’t do this ‘pointilist’ type of work normally, so it was something strange to begin with but after a while I enjoyed the freedom. ‘What do you see?’ … More New work (not for sale)
We are settling into our new home and I’m beginning to find more space and time to paint. This week I completed two pieces, this is the first to get up on a wall: Image cropped : “Gold” Acrylics, sand texture, gels and inks on stretched canvas. Size: 70cm x 60cm x 2cm (approx) or … More New this week – ‘Gold’
Well, we have at last settled into our new house. My painting space is very limited but I’m managing to scrape a hole big enough for myself and the paints … the large one below [abstract seascape) was painted mostly outdoors, great fun that was in 32 degrees C, trying to keep the acrylics wet! … More Some new work
There are many things influencing my outlook on life at the moment – some very positive (like moving to our own house very soon – yay, no more renting!) and others not quite as positive (like waiting to find out if we will be able to permanently care for my baby granddaughter – we will … More New mixed media
The brief I was given from my client was to paint her a picture of her field, which lies behind her offices and home in a rural area of South Norfolk. She wanted a representation of the field in winter and depending on how that went, would probably ask me to do another painting of … More Commission – completed
These are the first in a series of flower studies. All on A3 double gesso-ed acrylic paper. ‘Cosmos – mixed’ Oils blended with glazing medium on acrylic inks background. ‘Daisies in sunlight’ Acrylics on acrylic ink background. Oil pastels and paints – blended with glazing medium on acrylic ink background. ‘Cosmos -2’ ‘Pastel poppies’ … More New series – flower studies.
I’ve titled this one, ‘On her way’ – it is inspired by the devastating mental health struggles my youngest daughter is currently experiencing after the birth of her baby almost three months ago. These last few months have been extremely traumatic for all of us but last night, when I went to visit her with … More New painting – with back story.
Yesht, so I have managed to eventually get myself sorted out with a bit of space to paint in. I tried it out today because the rest of the family have gone away for the weekend, so I could make as much mess as I liked and actually get to concentrate on something for a … More Yee-ha
‘Trees and grasses’ 16″ x 12″ or 406mm x 305mm Soft pastels (Rembrandt, Reeves, Faber-Castell) on Daler Rowney acid free Ingres coloured paper; 98lb or 160g/m2 ‘Seascape and sunglow’ 16″ x 12″ or 406mm x 305mm Liquid acrylic Inks ; Soft pastels (Rembrandt, Reeves, Faber-Castell) on Daler Rowney acid free Ingres coloured paper; 98lb … More New soft pastels
Surprisingly (for me … well, it always is) … I had a lot of interest in my Poppy painting and potentially it is now sold – pending collection. Woop woop … crack open the bubbly 🙂 “Poppies” 20″ x 16″ x 1/2″ Acrylics on stretched canvas.
“New beginning” Acrylic, inks, gels and pastes on stretched canvas. 17½” x 23½” x ½” Close up of texture. “Going for a walk” Acrylics on stretched canvas 20″ x 16″ x ½” Close up of texture:
I was moving things around over the weekend and ‘accidentally’ stacked my latest large painting the wrong way up. When I stood back and looked at it, I realised that it is far more dynamic this way up and has more sense of presence. There is something almost cathedral in the illusion of space. … More And flip …
“Blue shift” 50cm x 40cm x 1.5cm Acrylics, inks, pens on stretched canvas. Below to show room view (for scale)
I am going to stop now … quite happy with it on the wall. 120cm x 100cm x 4cm Acrylic, inks, pastes and gels (for texture) on stretched canvas. Below to show room view …
“In the field” 10″ x 8″ Acrylics, Inks, collage, gels, gold foil on acrylic canvas board/panel. Close ups of texture: I’ve been in a bit of the creative doldrums since I returned from South Africa, artistically speaking. Pottering about with clay hasn’t really helped, it’s just made me work small and that’s not what … More Doodling
“Big sky and windmill” 10″ x 8″ Acrylics, Inks, found collage materials (for the foreground) on acrylic canvas board. Close up: This is very much a bit of whimsy. I will not be posting on here for a few weeks, as I’m going to be in South Africa soon for a short holiday, visiting friends … More Collage on panel
“Field study” 15 ½” 10 ½” Acrylics, inks, found objects (threads), aluminium foil and gels on acrylic paper. Close ups of texture: The rape seed fields are now turning a glorious golden / electric yellow – I took this picture whilst out on my own last week, when I went to go and find some … More Collage on paper