Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Gallery @ 26b The Factory

Annie and I have been hammering away and have turned the studio into a gallery - magic!
The doors open at 2pm tomorrow for the preview...


Sunday, 22 March 2015

Preview day...

Do come and say hello!


Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Upcoming Oil Bar workshop

I have been playing with the creative process today as I work up examples for tomorrow's workshop. One of the good things that teaching makes you do is to question your own process and in doing so be able to understand and then present it to others. From an initial sketch to some ipad digital intervention and then a coloured sketch with additions I have now got to a point where I am ready to work on the final painting. I see this in oils with a nod to Ivon Hitchens, one of my favourite painters.




Sunday, 8 March 2015

Folded

I have been working with a collaged base made up from some Japanese paper I subjected to an indigo bath. The lines of string have now become the stalks of the eucalyptus and the folds have transformed into a vase.


Sunday, 1 March 2015

Spring Flowers

On the first day of Spring, albeit with the sound of a sleet shower on the studio roof, I have been finishing off some small oil paintings ready for the Green Door Open Studios event...




Thursday, 26 February 2015

(dry) wet paint

I have been enjoying playing with the gloss paint option on the Artrage app. This is based on my sketches from this weeks still life set up starring my new vintage 50's vase...

ipad painting

ink sketch

Saturday, 21 February 2015

A Painting's Progress...

I spent the day in the studio working on the large canvas I got out of storage last week. It has taken a while to get used to working on this scale again and it has been through many different stages but I think it may be there now...