The Saltaire Studio

Creating a triptych

Creating a triptych

I have been experimenting with different sizes and different surfaces over the last couple of months and this painting was the result of two ideas coming together.

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Scaling up

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. 

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Workshop news

Workshop news

I have been exhibiting with the Biscuit Factory since 2008 now when I first exhibited my Cuban collection as part of their Vamos exhibition so I am really pleased to be offering a small number of workshops with them.

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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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Gold....!

Gold....!

I am always looking for bold splashes of colour to help make a painting pop. I can do this by either using bold colours as base layers, adding splashes of paint as a highlight, and also by adding powdered pigments. 

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Awakening

Awakening

This was an interesting painting to create as I was tussling with the composition throughout its creation whilst also trying to experiment with techniques at the same time. Always a challenge!

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