Is bigger a size or state of mind?

Episode 42 23 June 2021 I learnt something I mustn’t forget last week. I don’t like painting heads and faces. Even when trying to distort the image and avoid realism one seems to get fiddly with detail. It might be also working in acrylics. They look great and vibrant when wet but dry darker andContinue reading “Is bigger a size or state of mind?”

About face in more ways than one

Episode 41 Wednesday 9 June 2021 My purple, teal and magenta painting I was working on last post is nearing completion. I do love the colours and will use them again. Delphiniums is also becoming resolved. Similar colour palette. Same size, 50cm square. My studio is messier that ever with so many things on theContinue reading “About face in more ways than one”

Delving deeper with colour

Episode 40 Wednesday 26 May 2021 I am still exploring the purple, magenta and turquoise palette with mixed results. A new semi abstract has started in a new theme of ‘fields of flowers’. This first painting started in a similar way to my Flourish series with bold gestural marks. I liked it but wanted somethingContinue reading “Delving deeper with colour”

Playing with a new palette

Episode 39 19 May 2021 I was inspired by a painting I saw online which featured a colour palette I rather loved so I have been playing around with that in the past week. Turquoise, purple, touches of magenta and gold with black, white and greys to tone down the strength of the colour. SoContinue reading “Playing with a new palette”

The voice of tides

Episode 38 6 May 2021 My coastal series has been on the back burner for a while. I’ve been collecting sketches and images in my sketchbook with the intention of developing a new series of semi abstract paintings but haven’t been able to plunge in. Finding the right balance between realism and abstraction is difficultContinue reading “The voice of tides”

An eternal spirit

Episode 37 28 April 2021 Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing.  Making your unknown known is the important thing. Georgia O’Keeffe Georgia O’Keeffe was one on my earliest favourite artists and I have a book about her and her work by Susan Wright, ‘Georgia O’Keeffe – An eternal spirit’Continue reading “An eternal spirit”

An empty mind full of ideas?

Episode 36 21 April 2021 To express yourself in a creative way you don’t need structure, you need an empty mind.” Anonymous A problem when your mind is so full of ideas. Loose very abstracted florals are one of my current obsessions. I love colour, I love gardens and flowers. I know I can paintContinue reading “An empty mind full of ideas?”