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
A few more soft pastel paintings … I’m now using Rembrandt materials, although some of these were done with the other pastels I already had. This is sold These are each about 11″ x 10″
‘Oil Poppies’ Approx. 12″ x 8″ Underpainting of alcohol inks, added area of gold metal effect medium, then overpainted with oils (not artist quality) on canvas board. I didn’t have any linseed oil or other mediums, as well as cleaning solvents, so was hesitant to try out these oils but then discovered that I could … More Various … oil and soft pastel experiments
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!
Surprisingly (for me … well, it always is) … I had a lot of interest in my Poppy painting and potentially it is now sold – pending collection. Woop woop … crack open the bubbly 🙂 “Poppies” 20″ x 16″ x 1/2″ Acrylics on stretched canvas.
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 …
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 …
“In the field” 10″ x 8″ Acrylics, Inks, collage, gels, gold foil on acrylic canvas board/panel. Close ups of texture: I’ve been in a bit of the creative doldrums since I returned from South Africa, artistically speaking. Pottering about with clay hasn’t really helped, it’s just made me work small and that’s not what … More Doodling
“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
“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
“Vibrant field” 20″ x 16″ Acrylics, inks, gels on heavy textured and sculpted surface (my own texture paste), displacement chemical (Surgical Spirits), Montana copper metallic spray paint on stretched canvas. Again, I haven’t sealed this yet with a binder or clear gel. My daughter likes this one so much, I don’t think I will be … More Abstract on Canvas
“Rocks” Acrylics, inks, thick bonding agent (sort of like grout), gels on A3 acid free paper. Some close ups of texture: I may have finished this series of abstract on paper paintings for now, as I would like to get back to using a more robust support, like canvas or board. This particular piece … More Abstract on paper – A3
“Gold waves” 9 ½” x 6 ½” (Actual painting size) Acrylics, gels, inks and metallic effect Pebeo paper on mixed media paper. Detail of foil work I did a large canvas a few years ago that I’ve never been entirely satisfied with. I used bronze metallic paint to highlight the texture but it isn’t working … More Abstract on paper – small – study for larger work (I hope)
These are experiments with resists (vaseline), inks, layering “Hedgerow” Mixed media paper – small “Coral” Acrylic paper – A3 size This one was an experiment using printing technique – so the paint is applied on another surface, then lifted off with waxpaper or foil and then printed onto the paper that I’m using for the … More Abstract on paper – group
“Orange hills and grasses” 10½” x 7½” Acrylic, gels, paste, grit, sand, inks on mixed-media paper. I tried a few larger pieces this week on the A3 acrylic paper but I wasn’t happy with them, so then I fiddled about with this small piece. Also not really happy with it but thought I’d stick it … More Abstract on paper – small
“Dune” Fine sand/grit, bonding agent, acrylics, irridescent medium, gloss medium, various metallics on 140lb A3 size acid free Acrylic paper Actual size of painting: 14½” x 9¾” Close ups of texture detail. There is a slight buckling of the finished work, mainly because it was not completely dry when I took the photos. I am … More Abstract on paper series – larger A3 size – 1
“A little bit of sea” Fine sand/grit, bonding agent, acrylics, irridescent medium, metallics on watercolour paper 300grams Grain Fin Cold Pressed NOT Acid Free 9¾” x 6¼” (Actual paper size is 11.7″ x 8.3″) Close up of texture detail.
Untitled – study. Acrylics, gel medium, metallics on mixed-media paper (250gm/169lb) Approximately 12″ x 8″ Close up of texture detail. I have been watching a lot of videos by the German artist, Gerda Lipski and was inspired by her to try layering with acrylics on paper today. This is not something I normally do – … More Abstract on paper series – 1
A new mixed media study: “ “Field” 16″ x 20″ Watercolour, inks, acrylics on stretched canvas