The Saltaire Studio

Gloaming: twilight; dusk.

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. 

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Making a painting go pop!

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.

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The Letterbox series...?

The Letterbox series...?

Is it a series? Well I seem to be creating quite a number of pieces lately using this format but also using the metallic powders. It is starting to be a fairly significant body of work that I have decided to hold on to them for now with the idea of exhibiting them all together at an exhibition towards the end of the year. 

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Letterbox

Letterbox

Having gone through a period of painting square paintings I have moved back to the landscape format.

I happened to fold a piece of Arches paper by the long length and have found this letterbox shape much more pleasing for the ideas I am currently working on. 

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Handmade cards

Handmade cards

There are times however where I like to take a big sheet of Arches paper and just mess around with oil colour, dry pigments, glazes, experimenting with tools to see what textures they can make. It's all a bit of fun really and an opportunity for me to just go a little crazy and not worry about the mess I am making or about trying to resolve into a painting.

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The Sculpture Lounge

The Sculpture Lounge

Earlier this year I received an invitation to be part of a Fringe Event as part of the Holmfirth ArtWeek. The event itself was hosted by the Sculpture Lounge which is a huge mill in Holmbridge which has been converted into artists studios.

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