13 March 2010

Now ... don't cry over this one ...

12 x 9 inches - oil on Belgian linen panel
SOLD ;-)

This was the second of my reflections pieces and it may be the last for now - until I pluck up the courage to do another.
I was a bit concerned over the lack of colour after I'd finished this one but I like the simplicity and monochromatic feel. The greys are made up with raw umber, cobalt blue and white for the cool areas and raw umber, cobalt blue, yellow ochre and white for the warmer areas.
The seemingly white highlights all have some yellow ochre added to them too.

7 March 2010

Lemon Squashed

8x8 inches oil on panel - SOLD

I thought it was about time to have a lemon that was not perfect and was messed up a bit.
The idea of reflections was something I had wanted to paint for a long time but was plucking up the courage to face the new challenge - I wish I could say it was easy but ....................... it wasn't!!!
There is another 'reflections' painting coming soon and then I think that's it for now (I like an easy life: I stepped out of my comfort zone and now I'm running straight back into it ;-).

3 March 2010

... and now for something completely different ... a painting

12 x 9 inches - oil on Belgian linen panel

It's been a while since the last painting but I will be posting quite a few over the next week or so because they have all come together around the same time. Due to the fact that I work in quite a few layers, I am always letting one dry while I work on the next and I end up with 4 - 6 paintings on the go.
I must say that this is one of my favourites because the composition, lighting and colouring just seem to work so well ....... and it was a joy to paint.
I think it has a classical feel to it but I'll let you be the judge of that ..... I just push the paint around ;-)

2 March 2010

The Artist Magazine and my ugly mug

If you manage to pick up the April issue of The Artist Magazine you will see a two page advert for Blick art supplies (link on the left of the page) featuring yours truly.
I use the panels featured in the ad for all my smaller square paintings and they kindly decided to showcase some of the work done on the said panels.
So I'd like to give a special thank you to Stephen Swayne of Blicks for this great opportunity to get some coverage in the US and for his support of my work.