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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!
Limiting your palette

Apr 12, 2020

Limiting your palette

With lockdown now in place you may have limited paint colours available. So why not try an exercise in limiting your palette?

I find it really helps to simplify things, to avoid overthinking. All you need to have is a white, a dark colour, warm colour and a cool colour and you are all set to go. 

Developing new skills

Mar 30, 2020

Developing new skills

Because of where we are at the moment a lot of things have been cancelled or put on hold for me including a painting trip to Ireland. That didn't stop me still taking the week off work and use that time to get used to being at home but more importantly to dust off the old cellar studio space and paint.
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.
Art& 2019

Nov 02, 2019

Art& 2019

I have had lots going on in October with running workshops, getting work ready for exhibitions and attending courses that Art& kind of crept up on me this year. Thankfully I had been organised enough to get all the paintings off to the framers well in advance - although that in itself confused matters as I'd forgotten which paintings were with them.
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.