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!

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 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 paper – A3

“Abstracted Pebbles” Acrylics, inks, gels on 140lb A3 size acid free Acrylic paper Actual size of painting:  14½” x 9¾” Close ups of texture detail: This started out a bit of a mess … but I think I saved it okay. 🙂

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 – larger -A3 size 2

“Flight (for Laura)” Inks (metallic and standard), acrylics, irridescent medium, on 140lb A3 size acid free Acrylic paper  (Oh and I did so cheat, using a Google search for line drawings … wickedness. Laziness. Well it’s Sunday) Actual size of painting:   14½” x 9¾” Close ups of texture detail   Thanks for the inspiration, Laura … More Abstract on paper – larger -A3 size 2

More fiddlin’ about

I like working with watercolours and acrylics, in the abstract at least. So here’s a few doodles from this week.  Promise to get better materials for the next attempts and take the pics in good light (I’m lazy, it’s Sunday and it’s not like I’m actually going to sell any of these)   All 12″ … More More fiddlin’ about

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 painting

Been having something of a hiatus of late … too boring to go into the reasons why.   Anyway, I got stuck into the oils AND acrylics today and the result is this one:   “View from Seletwane, Drakensberg” 30cm x 30cm x 3.5cm deep Acrylics and oils combined (yes, they do mix) Silk fabric scraps … More New painting

Beachcomber

Hi everyone, hope your 2015 has started very well.   I am going to try and post one painting a month from now on …  ‘try’ being the operative word. This one I finished today and am pleased with it, so will sign it later.   For some reason, I seem to be veering towards pink in … More Beachcomber