“Summer Table”

Following the theme from "Kimberley's Curtains" - I revisited a favourite composition previously used in oils and ink. Some of my students will recognise this still life arrangement. "Summer Table" is soft pastel on textured brown paper. As I am really enjoying this style of working, my weekend goal is to set up further still... Continue Reading →

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“Kimberley’s Curtains”…time for bold colour.

Really enjoyed working on this piece and satisfying my love of bright colour. I used charcoal for the initial sketch and worked the image in soft pastels on textured brown paper. Final work is approximately 480 mm sq. Reference photo's were taken this summer.

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Wild Heather

A few weeks ago, when the weather was sunny I took the easel outside in the Autumn warmth.  I like to have several paintings on the go, of varying sizes. It gives me a sense of achievement and satisfaction as one completes and another begins. I particularly enjoy working on a square format.  

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Winter warmth…Springs promise…

I am currently producing a series of work specifically for print.  With all that has been  experienced this year and with winter slowly fading into spring, colour is a must for me in the studio, it's vibrancy and warmth covering the dullness of winter.  I am holding on to the positive feelings that come from new... Continue Reading →

Happy Discoveries!

Out of the chaos emerge tiny pieces of tonalism... Nothing is wasted...these little studies have been taken from a larger piece which didn't make the grade. When I do this exercise of finding compositions within a work, and sometimes manipulating the contrast and highlights, I find momentum for further work. It's fun and I have... Continue Reading →

10 Morning Minutes.

I've decided to start a 10 minute morning routine, creating a small piece of artwork over a few days. Monday Morning I am working on a landscape, the reference photo was taken on a trip to Nova Scotia in 2017. Using my own painted papers I am first tracing the shape, then cutting and gluing.... Continue Reading →

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