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’
Well, we have at last settled into our new house. My painting space is very limited but I’m managing to scrape a hole big enough for myself and the paints … the large one below [abstract seascape) was painted mostly outdoors, great fun that was in 32 degrees C, trying to keep the acrylics wet! … More Some new work
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
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.
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
‘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
Yes, I’ve been absent from WordPress for quite a while … the whole of November has been a bit of a bugger up on my side – mainly because I’ve been in and out of hospital. I’m on the mend now and getting stronger all the time but it’s been a very long, stressful and … More Ink landscapes
“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
“Warmscape” 22″ x 18″ Acrylics, texture paste and gels, inks, spray paint on stretched canvas I haven’t sealed this one yet with an acrylic binder or gel, waiting for it to cure. Close ups of texture
“Somewhere, a place” Acrylics, inks, glues, gels on A3 (297 x 420mm or 111.7 x 16.5″) acid free acrylic paper using various techniques. Close ups of colour and texture detail
“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)
From my own source/reference photo – boats anchored at Tobermory, Scotland. Watercolour on paper – same as before.
“Lost at the mall” 24″ x 18″ Reworked old canvas. Acrylics, glues, fabric, hand-dyed silk, caulk and gels. Trying some new colour combos out today. Don’t know as I like this one yet. Might chuck it 🙂 There is a little back story behind this one, though. Many years ago, I lost my youngest daughter, … More Re-worked work.
“Kelp No. 2″ Acrylics on stretched canvas. The canvas was previously substantially treated with structural pastes and fillers, resulting in a heavy sculptural feel to the work. 24″ x 18″ (or 61cm x 45.5cm) approximately 3/4” thick. Close ups of textural detail:
‘Windy day at Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk’ Acrylics, collage (silk material), effect paints on stretched canvas. 24″ x 18″ Some close ups to show textural detail:
“Autumn Texture” Acrylic and mixed media on stretched canvas. 39″ x 47″ gallery wrap 3″ deep Some detail of texture in close up: