As we head towards May, I am thinking about the frequency of posts here. Since re-shaping the website, I have managed to post each week, with plenty of work to hand; but during the warmer months that is going to reduce…to maybe 10 days or even a bit more. I am stuck indoors through the […]
My first efforts on Arches oil-paper a year or so back were fairly successful, with a couple of pieces being sold. Those were actually done from a pad of 12×9-inch sheets, so when I recently purchased a couple of full-size loose sheets I wasn’t expecting any problems. This week’s painting gave me plenty. I am […]
If you’ve had a nasty shock and found all the pictures missing from my three-year-old blog, this is the reason why….this morning I changed the blog platform from Dotclear to WordPress. There is a lot of work to do and many posts to try and re-create here (somehow)….and the current theme may well change, when […]
Several new oil paintings have been started during the past couple of weeks but not yet progressed fully to a finished state. Also I am wrestling with a flower-and-vase pastel, attempting to develop the hatched lines underpainting-style that I tried out with a previous piece Pewter Mug and Daisies. In addition, it’s raining so I […]
My other website SmallArtStuff has now been taken down from its hosting-site. I might relaunch it at some future date, but right now I want to concentrate on more painting, after a hectic few weeks. If you visit my main website, you’ll find the majority of paintings are offered via Original-ArtUnder100.com, which is an independent […]
I don’t have a finished painting this week. I have a couple of partly finished ones but no desire to share those right now. Having worked for a long time with the PastelMat surface, I am feeling the need for a change….more experimenting. Using the same surface all the time can start to make pastel […]
Quickish pastel this week, a little group of salvaged asters and tagetes placed in a miniature pot. On pastelmat card, 6×6 inches.