I got me some Caran D'Ache ws oil pastels the other day and some really wonderful Bockingford Hot Pressed Watercolour Paper - A3 size - I took 20 sheets. What a difference good ground paper makes! It is really sturdy and quite stiff but takes a lot of manhandling with liquid and paint. I have... Continue Reading →
Quite some time ago I started working on a series of paintings relating to the South African landscape, for some reason I didn't finish that work. I decided to go back to one of them over the weekend and this is the result, might still do a bit more tweaking (as always!). This area holds... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
'Summer Glade' Oil pastels, oil paints and ink on A3 paper. (pictures on right, to show detail) I was going for a loose feel with this one, the underpainting seems to set it all off sparkling.
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'... Continue Reading →