From faded to fresh…reawakening past work.

After a long needed studio tidy I discovered some older pieces of work that were a little tired and faded. Rather than turning them into collage or worse...I gave them a fresh layer of soft pastel and another chance to shine. ABOVE: "Little Blue Jug II", soft pastel approximately A3. BELOW: "Abutilon Buttercup - A... Continue Reading →

Oh love this!!

https://youtu.be/UT36PehQjPc This link although a few years old is a wonderful example of capturing the beauty of flowers in a loose and intuitive way. This way of working is so close to my soul as an artist. The beauty of flowers; their structure and form, their energy and colour and where they sit in the... Continue Reading →

Jar of Edibles!

This little vase of (mostly) edibles accompanied us on a recent camping trip. Thought it pretty enough to paint. Naturally a few aspects changed in translation but happy with the end result which echoes back to a way of working from my art school days and my love of Van Gogh's mark making. "Edibles" 18"... Continue Reading →

Crazy beginnings for this vase full of colour.

Really pleased with the final piece. Although initially I was unsure of the crazy mark making, it did help break through the daunting whiteness of the paper and was fun. Image size 530 mm x 750 mm worked on 300gm Fabriano Artistico HP paper. DetailPhoto taken in sunlight Blended with waterWater soluable pastels

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