My new piece, which is available to view during COS ’16 is “Inner Journey“. It is rich in texture and luminosity due to the numerous glazes used. It is a warming and positive painting depicting our own personal journeys. Oil, 60 x 90 cm
It’s so easy to get trapped in the studio buried deep in oil, medium, tempera and encaustic, but there are times when it’s vital to communicate in words. With Cambridge Open Studios ’16 just round the corner I thought now might be a wise time.
I have continued with my love of painting abstract landscapes using the same technique as last year, however, the use of tempera has been dramatically reduced. I will have 12 new pieces on show in July along with (I hope 🙂 a new style of encaustic work, which I have been experimenting with.
I’m very much looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and welcoming new visitors to my studio.
This is simply No. 7 – I have found that at times painting titles / names lead the painting and I would rather take the piece to where it would naturally wish to go. Although one title that has stayed with me throughout is ‘A Road Less Travelled’. This piece measures 60 x 60 cm and is painted on a deep edge canvas. I have used oil, modern day tempera and numerous glazes. No. 7 is nearing completion and will be available to buy soon. If you require any further information please message me via the contact page.
I am delighted to be uploading my new piece ‘Storm Rising’. It is a rich, textured oil painting – moody and dramatic. I love painting our beautiful lands, but here having added a tree it greatly reminds me of ‘Shelter from Storm’. It is a small painting, approximately 30 x 20 cm – I had many requests during COS ’15 for smaller pieces so I have a further 4 in the pipeline. I have also been working on several new larger pieces and enhancing some older ones. All to be uploaded soon.
As always if you require any further information or require a high res PDF please do not hesitate to contact me.
Journey I has been significantly enhanced and is now available on Artfinder. The painting measures 20 x 20 cm and is rich with texture and colour. Contact me direct or visit my shop.
I will continue to develop work using glazes and tempera on large format deep edge canvas. COS ’15 and “Resplendent Lands” series was a great success with sales and interest for new pieces. I am working on commissions and have plans to start a new coastal mixed media painting influenced by our recent visit to Leigh-on-Sea and Westcliff-on-Sea. The tempera grassa will work beautifully with these scenes enabling me to produce work that is both vivid and vibrant.
There is now only one week to the start of Cambridge Open Studios 2015 and not unlike many of the 270 participating artists most preparations are either complete, well under way or, for one reason or another, experiencing slight panic. The turf has been laid, stepping stones set and room has been painted white covering splatters from regular moments of excitement; all that remains is to hang the finished pieces on Friday afternoon. I am very much looking forward to welcoming you to my new ‘100-year-old’ studio at the bottom of the garden.
I started working on this piece last year, but the direction is was taking left me dry, however, after a few months tucked away I found a new direction. As I write this post, Still Light of Dawn is still work in progress, but I envisage it’s completion early July. I am using oil and a glaze medium on a 90 x 90cm deep edge canvas. I felt tempera on this larger pieces would not be as effective, so opted for a smoother, less textured effect.
Although I started this series last year I am developing them even further with the use of glazes and tempera. Combining and gauging the correct quantity of medium, pigment and egg yolk, along with a few other additions 🙂 has had it’s numerous pitfalls. At times feeling more like a mad scientist than an artist, I am thrilled with the results all rich in colour, glow and texture.
It has been yet another emotionally challenging year for me. (I will explain all on my blog page soon.) However, I am now very much looking forward to displaying my new and enhanced pieces, along with further blossom trees, which will all be available to view and buy in July.