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?
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
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’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!
Been trying lots of loosey goosey techniques this week. Quite like the goofy charm of this one..
Apologies for such a long time in posting any arty updates – been lots of family things to sort out lately, I’m quite exhausted by all of that, so let’s get on with it hey? I discovered Winsor & Newton Oil Bars quite by accident and only have a small selection at this stage. But … More Oil Bars
Well I am settled and most of my art materials are unpacked. I believe I am so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of South Norfolk. I walk down our driveway and turn left, immediately I’m in a large wheat field. Further along there are fields of rape seeds bursting with that … More Howdy …
I can now offer high quality signed colour prints of my work, mounted onto stretched canvas. See below example. Price on enquiry.
‘Sunset trees in Snow’ Mixed media – soft pastels, acrylics, Pebeo gold metallic foil for water accent on Daler Rowney System 3 Acrylic paper – A3 size. Sold
Yep, changed the theme is … not sure if people like this design, please let me know if you think it’s irritating and I’ll revert back to the old theme! I did a painting with these chalky soft pastels that I received over Christmas of a Norfolk windmill with storm clouds looming in the background … More Grounds … and difference each one makes to finished pastel paintings.