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The Light of 100 Days

May 26, 2021

The Light of 100 Days

In January 2021 lockdown was creating havoc with my schedule and I would find that I wouldn’t leave the house for 3-4 days and be constantly glued to my computer screen. I decided I needed another project which would give me some structure and this coincided with the start of the 100 day project which was running on Instagram.
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.
New year, new studio

Jan 08, 2021

New year, new studio

It's been 18 months in the making but the new studio at the Craft House in Bingley is now completed and I have moved in. What can I say... it is just perfect... I love it and I can't wait until I can welcome you to the studio but we have waited this long so can wait a little longer until it is safe to do so.

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.