New small painting

‘Little Field’ Acrylic inks, oil bars and oil paints on gesso-ed multi_media paper. This small painting is available to purchase here I am using this post to test out connection to my existing blog community on WordPress.  I am not certain that my website is visible to you all and I’d appreciate comment if you … More New small painting

Yee-ha

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

Some new thingies

“New beginning” Acrylic, inks, gels and pastes on stretched canvas. 17½” x 23½” x ½” Close up of texture.   “Going for a walk” Acrylics on stretched canvas 20″ x 16″ x ½” Close up of texture:

Slight return

A friend of mine suggested that I do a better job with the images of my work, as this is one of the primary reasons why art doesn’t sell on the internet. I had a look at one painting in specific (Windy Day at Caister on Sea) which has received a lot of likes and … More Slight return

Driftwood

“Driftwood” 51cm x 41cm x 2cm 20″ x 16″ x 3/4″  (approx) This is a heavily textured piece and a lot of reworking went into its creation.  There are many layers of material that I have sculpted.  The layers were made from caulk, modelling paste, fabric, threads (metallic and cotton), sand and paint.   I used … More Driftwood

New poured paintings

Poured Acrylic paintings on stretched canvas.  Both are 61cm x 46cm x 2cm deep. I built up substrate first with all sorts of things – like paper pulp, card, caulk, modelling paste, grit and found things.  Then poured and dripped acrylic paints, solvents and rubbing alcohol on the top.  I’m in the process of varnishing … More New poured paintings

Mixed Media

This was a commission.   (Not my usual style!) “Cosmos” Acrylic, putty, iridescent paints on stretched canvas 30″ x 24″   Texture detail   This painting is for sale on eBay

Marketing of art and ascribing value to a piece

All things are relative. That’s the first point of reference, I find, when it comes to putting a price to a piece of art. It ISN’T about supply and demand either, as many marketers would have you believe. It’s about concept and connections.   Many pieces of mediocre art are sold at astronomical prices because the … More Marketing of art and ascribing value to a piece