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The 100 day project

Feb 16, 2021

The 100 day project

So I am loving my new studio but with work commitments and generally feeling a bit meh about all this lockdown I found myself not leaving the house for 3-4 days at one point in January. So I decided to join the 100 day project this year and I am creating a little painting each day based on the weather and using a limited palette.
Bruised Sky - Latest in the God's Own series

Sep 24, 2020

Bruised Sky - Latest in the God's Own series

Lockdown for me meant very little painting... in fact almost no painting at all for 3 months. So when I eventually got round to thinking about doing something this painting literally fell out of my head!
Blending on a large scale

Jan 15, 2020

Blending on a large scale

Here I show you how I used a palette knife and a fan brush on a large scale to create atmospheric skies.
Scaling up

Sep 24, 2019

Scaling up

I have absolutely loved being back in the studio painting and this time I have been experimenting with scale and surface. For the last 3 years I have been mainly painting with cold wax on a smaller scale and on paper. I love working on the paper but you can only scale up so far with work that has to be behind glass, unless of course you fix the paper to the board and well I know that will just go terribly wrong for me. 
Gloaming: twilight; dusk.

Sep 11, 2019

Gloaming: twilight; dusk.

Remember these? Well I have at last got a title for them which sums them up perfectly... The Gloaming... sounds a little like some corny horror movie but I think it sums these paintings up perfectly. 
Making a painting go pop!

Sep 04, 2019

Making a painting go pop!

You've probably realised by now that I do like to paint dark foreboding skies (AKA Clouds of Doom!) with dramatic contrasts between light and dark colours. With the use of transparent oranges or yellows over the tops of the contrasting lights and darks this can create quite a dramatic effect.