Been trying lots of loosey goosey techniques this week. Quite like the goofy charm of this one..
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’ … More New series – flower studies.
I’ve titled this one, ‘On her way’ – it is inspired by the devastating mental health struggles my youngest daughter is currently experiencing after the birth of her baby almost three months ago. These last few months have been extremely traumatic for all of us but last night, when I went to visit her with … More New painting – with back story.
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
Yesht, so I have managed to eventually get myself sorted out with a bit of space to paint in. I tried it out today because the rest of the family have gone away for the weekend, so I could make as much mess as I liked and actually get to concentrate on something for a … More Yee-ha
“Reef” 14″ x 10″ (A3) unframed 297mm x 420mm Liquid acrylics (inks), Rembrandt soft pastels, Pebeo gold effect foil on 140lb acrylic paper (Daler Rowney system 3)
Yes, I’ve been absent from WordPress for quite a while … the whole of November has been a bit of a bugger up on my side – mainly because I’ve been in and out of hospital. I’m on the mend now and getting stronger all the time but it’s been a very long, stressful and … More Ink landscapes
I’m very pleased to write here that I’m going to be exhibiting five works in a local show, which is to be held towards the end of October. I understand up to a hundred artists take part in this exhibition, so this is a brilliant chance for me to meet and mingle with fellow painterly … More Art exhibition!
I was moving things around over the weekend and ‘accidentally’ stacked my latest large painting the wrong way up. When I stood back and looked at it, I realised that it is far more dynamic this way up and has more sense of presence. There is something almost cathedral in the illusion of space. … More And flip …
“Blue shift” 50cm x 40cm x 1.5cm Acrylics, inks, pens on stretched canvas. Below to show room view (for scale)
I am going to stop now … quite happy with it on the wall. 120cm x 100cm x 4cm Acrylic, inks, pastes and gels (for texture) on stretched canvas. Below to show room view …
“Big sky and windmill” 10″ x 8″ Acrylics, Inks, found collage materials (for the foreground) on acrylic canvas board. Close up: This is very much a bit of whimsy. I will not be posting on here for a few weeks, as I’m going to be in South Africa soon for a short holiday, visiting friends … More Collage on panel
“Field study” 15 ½” 10 ½” Acrylics, inks, found objects (threads), aluminium foil and gels on acrylic paper. Close ups of texture: The rape seed fields are now turning a glorious golden / electric yellow – I took this picture whilst out on my own last week, when I went to go and find some … More Collage on paper
“Hot – study” “10” x 8″ Inks, glitter, found items for texture, pebeo fantasy prisme paints (for the round ‘stones’ in the foreground) on acrylic canvas board. Photos to show texture:
“Spring fields” 11 ¾” x 7 ¾ “ Acrylic paints, Daler Rowney inks, Pebeo Fantasy Prisme paint (still settling and drying, so there will be changes in the final effects once it’s dried and cured overnight). Texture detail: Driving home the other evening, I took a quick photo out of the side of the car … More Abstract on paper – small
“Sea” 47″ x 39″ x 1 ½” Acrylics, metallic paints and inks, on stretched deep wrap canvas. Ground has been highly textured over a period of months, resulting in a very robust, cured surface that is quite hard. I used caulk, modelling paste and other gels to get the texture. It’s currently hanging in my … More Abstract on canvas – large
“Reef” 11 ¾” x 7 ¾” Own modelling paste and Inks on acrylic paper Smaller photo below of picture in a pre-cut frame. This is heavily textured and I decided to only use inks for colour. Close ups of texture – sorry took the photos as light was fading, so I’ve got glare on the … More Abstract on paper
Close ups of texture: UPDATE: After weighting the painting last night, it’s not as rippled as in the previous photograph – so I’ve updated this post with new photos. Another reason why working on acrylic paper is not always the best thing for me to choose but I didn’t have any canvasses lying around … More Abstract on paper – mock up for larger work