Oil Bars

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

Art exhibition!

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!

And flip …

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 …

Doodling

  “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

Collage on panel

“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

Collage on paper

“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

Abstract on Canvas

“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

Abstract on paper – small – study for larger work (I hope)

“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)

Abstract on paper series – larger A3 size – 1

“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