Water-soluble Oil Pastels

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 →

New mixed media

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 →

Commission – completed

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 →

New oil pastels painting

'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.

New series – flower studies.

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 →

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