Some work I’ve been concentrating on this month – all done on Bockingford paper with Caran D’Ache water soluble oil pastels. Most are either A3 in size or A4: Abstract Field 1 A4 – landscape Abstract trees and foreground A4 Abstract trees and foreground 2 A4 Abstract sky A4 landscape Variation on a theme A4 … More Original Water-soluble Oil Pastels Paintings
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 … More New this week – ‘Gold’
There are many things influencing my outlook on life at the moment – some very positive (like moving to our own house very soon – yay, no more renting!) and others not quite as positive (like waiting to find out if we will be able to permanently care for my baby granddaughter – we will … More New mixed media
Quite some time ago I started working on a series of paintings relating to the South African landscape, for some reason I didn’t finish that work. I decided to go back to one of them over the weekend and this is the result, might still do a bit more tweaking (as always!). This area holds … More New mixed media
The brief I was given from my client was to paint her a picture of her field, which lies behind her offices and home in a rural area of South Norfolk. She wanted a representation of the field in winter and depending on how that went, would probably ask me to do another painting of … More Commission – completed
‘Summer Glade’ Oil pastels, oil paints and ink on A3 paper. (pictures on right, to show detail) I was going for a loose feel with this one, the underpainting seems to set it all off sparkling.
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.
‘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
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
“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)
“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:
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
“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