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 Water-soluble Oil Pastels

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Back from Scotland …

I had an amazing time up in the Highlands of Western Scotland - this time to the Isle of Skye.  Photos can't do the landscape any justice at all.  I will be working on some small art projects in coming weeks, where I try and capture some of my emotions felt when being a part … Continue reading Back from Scotland …

Away we go again …

I don't ever believe in not having enough on your plate, which is probably why I live in a constant state of manic flux and/or depression, depends what's going on at any given minute. I have a large family, maybe that's not readily apparent from the posts on this ‘ere Art website of mine but … Continue reading Away we go again …

New this week – ‘Gold’

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 … Continue reading New this week – ‘Gold’

Some new work

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! … Continue reading Some new work