Thrilled to have sold this painting. Framing it well has really made it special. Thanks to Sheila for letting me keep it for a few more weeks so I can display it at the Perthshire Open Studios. It’s in the house and I am going to have to do another one! It’s not the best [...]
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Working with a new style of large abstract. Starting with a layer of gold metallic paint and then rubbing in acrylic colours, building up the texture. This is half way to what I want but I do like the randomness of the result and I am excited to see where it will go next. It [...]
I have started a big clear out of the studio/shed in preparation for the Perthshire Open Studios in September. A while to go but lots to do: organising, painting, framing, ... I have a list (of course) of work I want to finish before then but it keeps growing with new ideas. PRIORITISE. Not getting [...]
My newest picture 'Gorse in Full Bloom' is finished. Originally, it was going to be a view based on a more misty mountain landscape. Then the colours of the gorse bushes around here were so dramatic this year I had to grab the yellow pastels as soon as I got to the studio/shed. Is too [...]
Really excited to have signed up for the Perthshire Open Studios from 4th-12th September, 2021. It’s giving me great motivation to get working on new pictures. Loads of ideas just not enough time! Hopefully, the sun will shine as it’s a VERY small ‘studio’ but lots of good outdoor space. Note it in your diary [...]
Very pleased with the series of 3 elephant Mother and Child paintings I have done recently. I think they make a nice set although the style of each is slightly different. I have also just completed this green jungle Elephant abstract piece. It’s smaller than usual and I am probably going to make it a [...]
The best birthday presents are those which you know you will use for a long time (apart from gin obviously). This year, I got this big artists portfolio case to keep things clean and safe – really useful when you are working in a confined space. I remember having one of these in 1980 and [...]
The plan (which can change obviously) is to update most weeks. Posts will be a mix of finished work, things I am working on and any other images that have inspired me. Please comment on what you see, I need feedback if I am going to make a million! So, to start it all off [...]