I have been working on this very big (for me) painting of 200x120cm. It's interesting to use big brushes and big marks, and i have to step way back to look at it as I work.
Monday, 26 September 2011
Friday, 23 September 2011
Thursday, 22 September 2011
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Monday, 19 September 2011
I am finding these paintings really absorbing and stimulating, and working on this long, landscape format is interesting too. Grabbing inspiration from shadows and sunshine above and below water makes the marks very fluid. i find the subject rather evocative, which gives me a lot of freedom.
Thursday, 15 September 2011
I love to swim, apart from the fact swimming pools and nice hair do not go together particularly well I think it's a great way to start the day. As I count my lengths off, the reflections from the huge window that runs one side of our local pool mixes and jumps off the water. It's fluid and dynamic....on a beautiful morning like this morning it's magic.
this little painting, started a short while ago is about that feeling of water and reflections.
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Monday, 12 September 2011
I am a William Turner fan!I studied in London and used to visit the Tate (now Tate Britain) regularly. It's a rainy, windy morning in Kent, (plus I took part in the Londom Duathlon yesterday....cycling is possibly not my strongest suit) so I am having a virtual visit to see some of his work this morning. http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/WorksList?cgroupid=999999949&searchid=10644&tabview=lightbox
Saturday, 10 September 2011
Thursday, 8 September 2011
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
A really busy day on my computer! Catherine from Art Acumen has kindly sent through a few images of a couple my paintings in situ, in a central London office. This one is called 'Big Field'. Great to see them in their new enviroment.
|photo credit: Art Acumen|
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
By the way....I am getting a new studio, actually I am buying a beautiful garden office/studio/ log cabin building. Doesn't need planning permission, is lovely, is large, I can really spread my artwork out, and spend time looking my paintings when they are on a wall (actually I will be sitting in armchair as I do this). I am very excited, but have to wait for about a month for delivery.....I can wait!! Just about.
September is my favourite time of year for new beginnings, the end of summer marks the start of new activity.
This little painting is 50x50cm, it is definitely a picture in flux, a tentaive new beginning. I want to enjoy the colours and shapes in it without making it very figurative. I love to layer paint and build depth. I will blog updates....
Blustery, windy, showery, trees are waving away. September weather with a vengeance! I am working on several things in my studio at the moment. The painting above is 90x90cm. I'm not sure if it needs more work yet, I shall put it to one side and concentrate on other things.