Thursday, 27 September 2018

New studio

Time to restart the blog after a long break, I've moved studio to a large unit and the space is having a great impact on the way I am thinking about making.

The work of realist painters is in the front of my mind. The research on other artist that I find is helping to understand my return again to realism in my own work

Above 'Coastal morning light' acrylic on panel a past work.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Latest work in progress

Soon to be finished painting of the light around the south coastal beaches. The levels and relationships between light, shadow midtone and highlight and how these can be manipulated to increase feeling and atmosphere are the things I'm working on at the moment. I am increasingly using less values I think there is only6 in this painting. 

Friday, 18 March 2016

Landing on Fishermans Cove

Today's study in black and white

Nearly capture this open launch. It sat so well on the foreshore for the drawing a very well behaved sitter.

Open launch on Salcombe's foreshore 2016

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Jamacia street artist

Visited a friend in Bristol at Jamaica Street artists. Seems like everyone is an artist in the area, nice to see I wasn't the only one with paint on my coat. Abigail mcDougall is a urban landscape painter and part of Bristol contemporary art. They will be taking my paintings to the Battersea affordable art fair next weekend

Friday, 26 February 2016

Self portrait

Being getting a portrait itch. That kind of feeling in your belly that says it time to start working again with you're own face. It started a month back and I egnored it. It came back and like a itch it needed scratching, so I made a few studies in pen. This made it worst and resulted in this little painting today
 It's oil on canvas board starting with a peach background and putting in the darks then the mid tones. 
I think I might have ago at some daily self portraits over the next few weeks, watch this space

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Cloudscape painting on resin on canvas

70 X 70 cm cloudscape made on canvas over a resin base, the paints sit so well over resin when it's been given some tooth with course and paper. They level out and glide across the surface. The plants and subtle total changes are intermixed with patterns made as the different mediums collide and slowly mix over a period of many hours. This painting was made to go to the Battersea art fair London 2016