Unfinished: oil and wax on paper

NB: I will post out artwork up to and including 14th December, after that it will be from 2nd January 2019. With everything winding down towards Christmas, my painting time is rapidly shrinking. I may have a post next week but not necessarily a new finished painting of any kind. The ludicrous behaviour of our […]

“Wild Columbine”: watermedia 6×6 inches

I have no new pastels or oils to put online at this point in time. Having spent the past week getting work framed ready for exhibition, time to do new stuff hasn’t materialised. This week’s picture therefore is an “old” one….created a couple of years ago after reading an article by Ian Sidaway in which […]

Apple Group: neocolor 9×9 inches

As said last week, busy time now cuts into my painting-hours, so I’ve had to be content with a more mess-about few hours. This week’s piece is very simple; a “mess-about” few hours with neocolor 2 watersoluble pastels, worked on white Pastelmat card. I have also attempted to create some kind of still-frame video for […]

“Sea and Sand”: acrylic 24×20 inches

This past week I’ve been busy adding all the old blog posts into the new WordPress site here. They’re not all completed yet; I’m in 2017 with 2016 still to go. A few images are missing; I have to track them down, if I can. Also a few relatively mediocre posts without images have been […]

“Celestial Arches”; oil 12×9 inches

So let’s get back to yesterday’s post over on the old Dotclear platform; re-written here now as the start to our new WordPress set-up. Today’s picture is another “playtime” piece, using oils and cold wax on Arches oil paper. Abstract things are not a strong subject for me, but there is a sense of satisfaction […]

“Autumn Gathering”: acrylic 12×12 inches

Trying to complete a few more pictures before the end of the year; working in acrylic at present for quicker results. Here’s “Autumn Gathering”, painted direct from the subject on a 12×12 inch canvasboard (30x30cm for the imperially-challenged). I find rigid surfaces give brighter colours in acrylic, the paint is not absorbed quite so quickly, […]

“Gourd with Marigold”; oil 8×8 inches

Today’s picture is an oil on canvas-board, one of my usual small-format studies. A nice knobbly gourd provides central interest, with a two-tone orange and green colouring. The dark background provides contrast for the orange colour, as also with the single marigold bloom below it. Another local exhibition is coming soon, just before Christmas, so […]

“Corrosion”: oil on board 12×10 inches

For a few weeks now, on and off, I have been playing around with my tin of Gamblin cold wax medium. Oils tend to be a medium on their own; there isn’t much you can mix with them for experimentation, other than odd things like sand, dirt, twigs, etc. In recent years there has been […]