Been trying lots of loosey goosey techniques this week. Quite like the goofy charm of this one..
Abstract landscape on Yupo 2020 A4
Spectacular Red 2019 Oil, cold wax medium and sand texture paste on speciality oil paper. A4
Inspired by our glorious Norfolk winter morning skies!
Another small abstract landscapeI did today. I’m finding Yupo very interesting to work with!
I did this small painting recently, during a break in studying. For this piece, which is A4, I used Yupo synthetic paper (which is a unique plastic-like substrate) and alcohol inks. I also used water colour paint, acrylic inks and paints, as well as Winsor & Newton Pro markers.
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
Hey, I hope all of you who celebrate Christmas have a joyous one, filled with everything you need – like happiness, love, family and good friends. Christmas is not about the gifts, or the tree or the baubles and garish lights festooning so many houses at this time of year but you wouldn’t think otherwise … More ‘Monkey’s wedding’ …
Some work I’ve been concentrating on this month – all done on Bockingford paper with Caran D’Ache water soluble oil pastels. Most are either A3 in size or A4: Abstract Field 1 A4 – landscape Abstract trees and foreground A4 Abstract trees and foreground 2 A4 Abstract sky A4 landscape Variation on a theme A4 … More Original Water-soluble Oil Pastels Paintings
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)
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 … More Water-soluble Oil Pastels
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
I was walking the dog last week and came across my first poppy of the summer – i just love how electric the reds are set against the green of the grasses. Hope you’re all having a lovely summer (if that’s your climate at the moment!)
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