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!
All three landscapes are now finished and many learnings during the process. Have started thinking about this weeks studies and will post as I go. I am allowing myself short bursts of activity before and after work duties, just as I did prior to lockdown, keeps me focused and grounded - thank goodness for art... Continue Reading →
The three landscape studies above were started after making small black and white studies (size of matchbox)j from several photo's. All very much experimental and not necessarily looking for finished pieces. Never-the-less this first completed piece 'Road to Patuha - II' seems to have found it's focus. The first work, far left on my drawing... Continue Reading →
Recently made this short video of my pastel painting process and thought it may be of interest to some. The link below takes you to my FB page and the short video. The making of 'Road to Patuha'
This pastel study uses both wet and dry pastel blending. My aim was to produce a quietly toned piece that echoes the calmness I find in the landscape of the ranges. In such changing times the ability to look towards such beauty, in all it's strength and solidness, is both reassuring and grounding - I... Continue Reading →