Tuesday 28 June 2022

New Beginning


Prepared panel
(torn papers and acrylic ink over abandoned painting)

The recent unusual heatwave made it very uncomfortable in my attic studio and that, coupled with lingering Covid symptoms, precluded any real work. But there are always ideas struggling to surface and by today I'd prepared this panel so that one of those ideas (see photo below) could inspire some kind of creativity.

Friday 3 June 2022

At the Maritime Trust

At the Maritime Trust
(acrylic on canvas, board, 12 x 12 in)

This is a painting I’ve been working on over the last week or two. It’s based on a sketch I made on an outing with the Tyne & Wear Urban Sketchers in 2017 (see below) and the repeated circles fascinated me.

In the Shed 
(2B mechanical pencil in A4 sketchbook)

Thursday 2 June 2022

Still Life with Presents


Still Life with Presents
(Acrylic on canvas board, 12x12 in)

This has gone through so many changes. I initially followed the sketch I posted here, but as I suggested would happen, changes became inevitable once I began painting. The cup and chair vanished and the old sweet tin that originally made an appearance last Xmas, found its way into this picture. Finally, the chair returned to balance the composition (together with an escaped chocolate).

You might also notice my new stencils being used most obviously on the table, but also on the vase, in a similar way to the vase on Flowers in a Green Vase.