Side-track to “Road Home” – experimenting with tonalism and atmosphere.

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 will continue experimenting. The completed study is approximately 450 x 450 mm sq. worked on textured paper.

Time to fail…

I have come to realise the importance of playing, failing and discovery.  Here are some of my experiments from the weekend. Some worked, some didn’t, but what was important is that I rocked up to the easel and was ready to fail; because I now realise that within that failure is inevitable discovery!



“Autumn Leaves” – the making…

Since attending an intuitive painting class with  Susan Knaap – Artist, Creative Coach and Tutor,  I have been riding on a wave of enthusiasm and producing some exciting pieces.  I am an advocate of lifelong learning and believe it important to participate in a variety of workshops to expand repertoire and continue to bring depth to ones own art practice.  This piece found it’s name in the midst of it’s creation.

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Intuitive painting – wrapping paper design!

Very much enjoyed producing this card and wrapping paper combination.  What a great way to use this very relaxing intuitive style of working.  Five – six layers of acrylic, charcoal, pastel, and translucent washes finished off with a layer of gloss varnish.  I worked on the small card composition in-between drying each layer – a must if you want to keep your colours fresh – a hairdryer helps!

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