Monday, 30 September 2013

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Painting re-work

'Woodsmoke, English Afternoon' has not been able to escape my attention! Here is the new version....

Woodsmoke, English Afternoon

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Prints for sale!

I asked for your help last month in choosing some paintings for prints.
I have now got the three paintings chosen as A3 prints, available through my Etsy Shop


Dusk Light


Cornish Walk

Spring Sketch

Newest painting

This is pretty large for me. I am experimenting with bigger canvasses. It has been so lovely just being outside this September, I have titled this piece 'Indian Summer'.

 Indian Summer
acrylic on canvas

Tuesday, 24 September 2013


Trees and Flowers
acrylic on canvas

Winter Pink, Winter Green
acrylic on canvas

Sunday, 22 September 2013

My latest commissioned painting

I have been playing around with this large painting. it is 70x210cm. I think I have all but completed it now, a decent photo's a hard shape to photograph!

Thursday, 19 September 2013

My very bad habit.....

I cannot resist re-working canvasses! I need to hide finished work away, it's just too tempting. I have added to my Autumn Light canvas......I prefer the new. It's bit more cohesive.

 The New....

The Old....


Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Studio shot

Well, it is outdoors actually. My latest commissioned painting (210x70cm), nearly completed and a corner of a 100x100cm canvas with just one layer of paint on... a long way to go!

Tiny painting

This small painting is 30x30cm. I have called it 'Blue Afternoon'. Take a look at my work for sale page. I have enjoyed all those textures!

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

This morning...

 I have been refining my palette with this painting, trying to use fewer colours and more white/pale shades.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Conversation with my garden

I have been inspired by more abstracted painting, this 90x90cm work in progress has had me totally absorbed today.

The photo below shows the same painting last week.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Moving fowards...

I am moving on with this large painting. Take a look at it a few days ago, and now. I am sure that i will spend much more time on it.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Autumn Light

I have been working on this 60x60cm canvas for a week or so. it has been changed and re-changed many times.
I have called it 'Autumn Light.

Autumn Light
acrylic on canvas

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Abstraction, inspired by Monet and Joan Mitchell

This is a commissioned painting, which will fit above a bureau in a beautiful, modern interior. I am busy building up layers of colours and texture at the moment. It is pretty large at 70x210cm.

Friday, 6 September 2013

Sold! A commissioned painting

 Based on a larger painting of mine, 'Sorbet Summer', this smaller piece is 50x40cm

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Autumn Pinks

This new piece is 30x30cm. I am exploring chalky pinks and wedgewood blues here.

Autumn Pinks
acrylic on canvas

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Sky Meets Hill

I am always working on small paintings in my studio. I find it really helpful, and almost use them as a sketchbook of ideas and colours i can look at.
Here is one, which I have called 'Sky Meets Hill'

Sky Meets Hill
Acrylic on canvas

Monday, 2 September 2013

Early Autumn Morning

This is 60x60cm, one of my favourite sizes and formats. I have bought several yellow toned and oxide paints, which I am so enjoying. They are mainly transparent, and layers of glazing and building up intensity in colour is something I find fascinating. i use Golden acrylic paints...take a look at their site . I'm a kid in a sweetshop there!

Early Autumn morning

Trees and Flowers

This painting has been on a journey, there are lots of colours, and ideas underneath this final layer. It's quite textured for that reason.
It is 40x50cm, and I have titled it 'Trees and Flowers'.