Freshwater Bay… charcoal study.

This was a view from my childhood home on the Isle of Wight. Over the fields towards Freshwater Bay. Two studies - above gesso and acrylic, charcoal below. Charcoal beginnings. I was fascinated by Constable in my early years of painting and I don't really think it has left me. The English countryside holds something... Continue Reading →

Landscape in Soft Pastels – I love my job!

Such a lovely day facilitating this workshop to both beginners and explorers of this medium. The days results were impressive! Colour extravaganza! Tiny gallery of some of the day's work. We used a variety of supports and soft pastel brands. From student quality Mungyo and primed board to Art Spectrum, Unison, and Schmincke on Colourfix... Continue Reading →

Stunning Circles…and they are!

Some great results from yesterday's (19th February 2023) art workshop using charcoal and soft pastel. This is a meditative process and one that I revisit often to relax and challenge the imagination, any topic and shape can combine to form a surprising circular composition. Working in a round format is not new, the 'tondo' meaning... Continue Reading →

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