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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!
16 warm-up paintings

Apr 12, 2020

16 warm-up paintings

Lock down has given me the time to do a lot of jobs that have been hanging around the house. It has also given me the opportunity to play! Here I have taken a very large piece of Arches Huille to create 16 warm-up paintings in one go.

 

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.
A Shard of Light

Mar 28, 2020

A Shard of Light

This is an original oil and cold wax landscape painting which you can see me create from start to finish. It was a little bit tricky as there was a gap of a week between me starting and finishing the painting so how it started out was very different to how it ended up.

New workshop space

Jan 28, 2020

New workshop space

So my 2020 workshops have started with a bang as I got to be the first workshop to be run in the brand new Craft House space in Bingley. I also got to run my new workshop, Atmospheric Landscapes, for the first time as well!