WIP x 2

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

Doodling

  “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

Collage on panel

“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

Collage on paper

“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

Collage on panel

“Hot – study” “10” x 8″ Inks, glitter, found items for texture, pebeo fantasy prisme paints (for the round ‘stones’ in the foreground) on acrylic canvas board. Photos to show texture:

Slight return

A friend of mine suggested that I do a better job with the images of my work, as this is one of the primary reasons why art doesn’t sell on the internet. I had a look at one painting in specific (Windy Day at Caister on Sea) which has received a lot of likes and … More Slight return

Driftwood

“Driftwood” 51cm x 41cm x 2cm 20″ x 16″ x 3/4″  (approx) This is a heavily textured piece and a lot of reworking went into its creation.  There are many layers of material that I have sculpted.  The layers were made from caulk, modelling paste, fabric, threads (metallic and cotton), sand and paint.   I used … More Driftwood

New painting

Been having something of a hiatus of late … too boring to go into the reasons why.   Anyway, I got stuck into the oils AND acrylics today and the result is this one:   “View from Seletwane, Drakensberg” 30cm x 30cm x 3.5cm deep Acrylics and oils combined (yes, they do mix) Silk fabric scraps … More New painting

Re-worked work.

“Lost at the mall” 24″ x 18″ Reworked old canvas.  Acrylics, glues, fabric, hand-dyed silk, caulk and gels. Trying some new colour combos out today.   Don’t know as I like this one yet.  Might chuck it 🙂 There is a little back story behind this one, though.  Many years ago, I lost my youngest daughter, … More Re-worked work.

Marketing of art and ascribing value to a piece

All things are relative. That’s the first point of reference, I find, when it comes to putting a price to a piece of art. It ISN’T about supply and demand either, as many marketers would have you believe. It’s about concept and connections.   Many pieces of mediocre art are sold at astronomical prices because the … More Marketing of art and ascribing value to a piece

Abstract multimedia

  On the wall                                                                                            Close up of texture Small stretched canvas – 8″ square. Materials: Pébéo special effects paints, irridescent acrylic medium, recycled plastic (heat-formed and painted then applied to canvas). I would appreciate comment, if you have the time, on any of the posts that you like.