Acrylic on paper 12″ x 16″
I am still making work, and am excited by this series of bright paintings. One of the things I am curious about is the way that the type of paint I use changes the way I paint. When I use acrylic, my style is more spontenous, sketchier and brighter. When I use oil, I am more careful, more detailed and more sombre.
I can also be more playful with acrylic, for example in this I have used natural sponge to create the effect of splashes of floral colour and foliage. In ‘Nets’ below, I used a textured medium for the beach. It’s good to be playing again.
'Nets' Acrylic on paper
Acrylic on paper. I enjoyed using a textured medium for the sand, something that I can’t do with oils. I find I do quite different paintings with acrylics and oils. To a large extent, the medium dictates the formal qualities of the picture.
Acrylic on paper, 12″ x 16″
Time I put more work on here, I think! This is part of a series I am working on.
Bathtime baby painting
Oil on canvas, 2′ x 2’6″
It’s quiet around here, as I am busily preparing for a number of shows – of which more later. I recently commented on Ronell’s website about the difficulty of weighing up how much you fiddle with or ‘fix’ a painting, and how much you leave the initial marks. This is one of those where I’ve decided to leave it alone.
- Bouncing Baby Painting
Oil on canvas 2′ x 2’6″
I’ve been extremely busy of late, but have managed to find time to visit some fabulous exhibitions during a weekend stay in London. I will be writing these up, as soon as I can.
- Child wearing hat and holding mirror
Oil on canvas 2′ x 2’6″
I felt it was time for a bit more colour around here. This was completed in January, soon after I moved into my new studio space. I’ve tried photographing it indoors with a daylight bulb, but I’m still not happy with the results. Clearly I’m going to have to wait until we get some reliably dry and bright weather, and drag the whole lot outdoors to photograph them.
I’ve even tried searching on the net for a local professional art photographer, but failed miserably. Just goes to show that there are opportunities for business out there if you can design and optimise your website effectively to let your target market find you!
Carpet baby in sepia watercolour
Sepia watercolour and a BIG brush. I’m enjoying this loose watercolour work. It helps me concentrate on negative spaces and tones.
Baby on carpet in pastel
Pastels on paper.
I never know whether something rendered using pastels is defined as a drawing or a painting. What do you think?