I wonder if we all have a subject and/or medium where we feel safe to ponder for a while? Mine has to be charcoal, pastel and flowers. Another A3 sketchbook study with beginnings in water-soluable oil pastels. I enjoy the carefree scribbling and painterly blending with water...freedom.
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 →
It's the beginning of a new year and I thought I would gather some of my visual diaries and journals compiled over the past few years. My aim is to share a few of my favourite pages, and also demonstrate one of the creative ways I tend to procrastinate...covering my books with older paintings or... Continue Reading →
Spent a wonderful afternoon listening to a brilliant band play gypsy jazz. The log fire blazed whilst outside the wind and rain was incessant. This visual diary study was a direct response to the environment and the music.