“Near Threlkeld, Cumbria”: oil 7×5 inches

  A few articles on limited palettes took my interest during the past week or two. I tend to have a small number of regular colours put out when using oils; but more when working with pastels due to the greater numbers required for darks, midtones, lights etc. So this week’s painting is made from […]

“Autumn Poplars”: pastel 6×6″

I am attempting to use last week’s pastel sketch as the basis for a small oil painting, on oil paper; it’s under way, but at the moment too damp to photograph or scan. With solid grey skies and low light levels, there’s little incentive for doing much at all, but I strive to overcome this […]

Poinsettia

This will probably be my final post before Christmas. An interesting year, art-wise, with several quite different subject-matter pieces finding their way to new homes since March, including one overseas. Last week’s oil/wax experiment ended up with more colour on it, but not in quite the way I planned. In the process I also scraped […]

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 […]