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 →
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 →
As the weather cools and my mind wanders to far away places, I chose to take a side-road back into landscape; looking deeper into atmospheric techniques. Have called this work "Road Home" and is an experiment using various media to produce atmosphere. I am leaning towards a mix between Stage 1. and 3. (below) and... Continue Reading →
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.