Do other artists finish a painting and then start all over again? I had one of those moments after I’d finished “Gathering Lavender”. I walked around it, turned it upside down and generally lived with it for a week. But somehow I just wasn’t happy with it. Throwing caution to the wind I painted over […]
Had some fun with my latest painting. Called “Smash & Grab”, this acrylic is about the growing boldness of seagulls who spot their next victim and swoop down to share a delicious ice cream. Fun, yes, but also a nuisance. 42 x 59cm.
The first of these is called “Waiting” and the second is “Picking Lavender”. Both are 32 x 32cm oil on wood.
The third of my larger paintings this year is an oil on board again and at 90 x 60cm, a bigger statement but in a simpler style. How hard it is to shut out the everyday and enjoy the moment!
When I started to work out the composition for some new paintings this year, I was reminded of that very useful piece of advice when it comes to communication – KISS. (keep it simple, stupid). Having spent an enjoyable day at the London Art Fair, I was struck by how effective some of the simpler […]
I had a wonderful morning at the Coliseum in London where I was able to draw the National Ballet warming up for their matinee performance of the ballet Manon. Quite a challenge to get something down on paper whilst so much was going on. The action was so fast that a few strokes to get […]
I have just finished this painting inspired by my visit to Saville, Spain last year. The Alcazar Palace was full of history where it had been used in many different ways. I wanted to try and convey this sense of history and peeling back the layers. Mixed media on canvas. 60 x 75cm
Much as I would like to think I was going to get one up on the airline, the real reason for this title to my latest blog is about dates for the 2019 painting in Italy week. Now that I know the times of the flights direct from Stanstead to Pescara, the best dates for […]
I read that 53k people in the UK keep a goat as a household pet. Astonishing, but a lovely image for my Capricorn painting. Apparently Capricorn people are nostalgic, ambitious and goal oriented, wanting to reach the top. I think my goat has achieved considerable status in this household.
The third in my Zodiac series. Aries are independent leaders and shamelessly flirty. …….I think I know one or two of those. Acrylic on wood 30 x 30cm. On 20th & 21st October I will be on stand 61 at the Landmark Centre in Teddington for their Autumn Art Fair. My three new Zodiac paintings […]