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 […]
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.
I set off on my own, to get some painting in. My studio assistants were not amused, the walking boots going into the car meant they should be going. Again it rained the whole way there, but stopped as I was getting my kit out of the car, giving me a moving inspiration of cloudy […]
Noah’s a horse with no teeth, who loves his chin tickled and eating. He’s a dedicated eater. And why yes, he knows he is handsome. Hopefully this painting will do him justice. I took a lot of time getting the shadows mapped out and debating where to put place Noah. Currently I’m feeling good about […]
Texel tups. I have a load of canvases left over from when I graduated from uni with the impression that painting bigger is better (currently not for me). As I am decluttering, I am using them up. I’ve drawn my lines on, sprayed it with fixative and covered it in matt medium ready for the […]
I’ve been booked to do a demonstration called ‘soggy seasscapes’ on acrylics seascapes. I haven’t painted a full painting in acrylics for over ten years, since my tutor at university got me to try oils properly. Relearning how to use them is a process. Things I’d forgotten (even though I make my students use them) […]
If I’m painting soggy seascapes I need to go to the sea, never mind the weather. One of my earliest childhood memories is eating a picnic in the car while it rained so much the road flooded. We could see the sea, before the car steamed up. For my first trip I went to Blackhall […]
I listen to The Savvy Painters podcast, where each week the host talks to a different artist about their work, and their area of expertise, and business practices including book recommendations. I warn you, my to read pile has gotten out of control. One such recommendation was Richard Schmidt’s Ala Prima: everything I know about […]
I’m pretty sure I’ve finished these three. On these I worked really hard on composition, tonal values and and my colours. Any comments and criticisms are welcome. From left to right: bird feeding tree, field shelter and hen house. Am I genius at naming things or what? And now I’m planning for the next ones….