Here’s a painting from July, 2015. A copse of trees huddling together in the sunrise painted with a limited palette.
When searching for photos of a more resent work, I came across these two commissions from 2011. They did make me cringe, but they were the best I could do at the time, and were a stepping stone to the best I can do now. Holly. She was so scared of the dark her dad […]
I used the same method of painting, and the same colour palette but I painted this based off one of my photos, and made it my own. Looking at my current painting practises I’ve developed my colour/tonal skills more this this painting, but I still use a credit card if I find my rendering of […]
Ive seen a lot of discussion about whether you should copy other artists work. At school and at any art classes i’ve attended we were always taught by copying an artists painting, do one of your own in that style. And no, the one you’ve just painted is not your image by copyright. I did […]
I used to have a camera that had no video capabilities. I tried to remember to take sequential photos of my paintings. I would always forget after a certain point. But here are the ones I found of my painting of Sam and Aya. It was painted in the spare room, using the square method […]
Having done one I decided I should tackle the sea head on, and I was fascinated by the rocks that had slowly been appearing as the the sea retreated. I think this one needs a good shuffle about at home, and although that’s what I was seeing, I don’t think it needs those clouds at […]
I went a little around the corner from where I was last time, the tide was going out. I know the sea goes all the way up to the cliffs at high tide. I did some reading on acrylic paint, and found that Winsor and Newton acrylic paints are designed to stay wetter for longer […]
It’s a Mabef M105 Pochade box with the wooden tripod, as the Pochade box is too heavy for my camera tripod. I got this to replace a cheap french easel I’d bought off eBay. Anything I stored in the box would start falling out when it was closed and tipped upright to be carried and […]
I’ve done more to this one. I’ve developed an aversion to the texture of canvas. I shall have to gesso and sand it down before I start any more.
Getting ready go to the seaside again tomorrow, so here is what I am taking. Pochade box Tripod Paint (acrylic) Stay wet palette Spare disposable paper palettes Water Water pots Rucksack Sketch book Pen and pencil Palette knives and cards for mark making Umbrella that has a clamp to attach to easel Umbrella to sit […]