Tuesday, 30 September 2014

New Painting

Here is a new large abstract expressionist painting which I finished today.

'There's No Need To Talk'
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas
40" x 30" x 1.5"

Intuitive Portraits

I had some fun last week creating some intuitive portraits with drippy black paint and a palette knife.  The one on the left was created using black enamel paint but it wasn't drippy enough so I mixed some black acrylic paint with some Golden Tar Gel and a little bit of water to create the other two. 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

On The Easel Today ....

I had a lovely time on Sunday visiting Melbourne Festival and following the art trail.  Lots of wonderful work to see and artists to meet.  Melbourne is a lovely historic town in southern Derbyshire, England.  I have a bit of a thing for hand made ceramics and two pieces - a jug and a bowl came home with me.

One of the paintings I have been working on today is this one which has been hanging around my studio calling for attention ....

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Another abstract figurative artwork in progress

Here is another abstract figurative artwork in progress which is sitting on my studio floor awaiting inspiration .....

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Figurative Expressionism

Here is another figurative abstract work in progress.  I have a number of these paintings on the go at the moment all in various stages of development.  I find it really difficult to know when they are finished but like a friend reminded me recently - artists rarely 'finish' a painting, they just abandon it and move on to the next one .... which just about sums up my process.

A Zingy Abstract Meadow Painting

This painting is now for sale via my website or via my shop on Artfinder.  It is a colourful acrylic and mixed media painting on stretched canvas.  30" x 24".

 Spring Meadow - Original Painting

Monday, 8 September 2014

On The Easel Today ......

I had a bit of a struggle with this one and there are many layers on this painting.  I had to leave the studio as it was getting really cold (20 degrees celsius outside but like a fridge in my studio).  I put on my electric heater only to watch the electricity meter going crazy.  I think it will be jumpers, gloves and hats in the Winter then!

Friday, 5 September 2014

A few more ......

After not being active on my blog for about a month here is the second post in the same day!  For one reason or another I have not been able to get to the studio much this week so decided to create some small abstract paintings on paper at home.  Here are some of the results - they are mostly gouache on paper with oil pastel.  Creating small paintings like this is a great form of art therapy!!!

Abstract Expressionist Paintings on Paper

My studio is filling up with a lot of unfinished work so I decided to express myself on paper for a change as stretched canvases soon start to fill up the space.  Here are a few acrylic paintings on paper ....