Friday, 24 February 2017

In celebration of green and red

A perfect combination of colours! I love green and red together, this 30x90cm painting uses that alongside yellows, pinks and mauves.

Wild, Windy Day
30x90cm
acrylic on canvas
£625


Wild, Windy Day
30x90cm
Detail

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Red alert

I'm working on a red canvas a the moment, it's in my studio and I keep looking at it trying to decide what to do next...it is 30x40cm. Sometimes doing nothing is better than doing something!!


Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Thank-you Saatchi Art

Big thank-you to Saatchi Art for again featuring one of my paintings their print catalogue for Spring 2017.... you can see the content online too.

Autumn Light
30x60cm
acrylic on canvas

Saatchi Art also sell open edition prints from some paintings too. I have been lucky enough to sell quite a few prints in this way. The prints are available in various sizes and on paper or canvas, you can even get them framed.

The three below are examples of the prints I have sold recently in this way.





Blackberry Walk

Monday, 20 February 2017

Details from a painting


I can find it hard to get a good photographic likeness from a painting, especially when the format is a long rectangle, as in the painting below.  Yellow Bank is 120x40cm and £850.

Here are a few snippets from the painting.






Friday, 17 February 2017

Just sold....

Great way to end a week :) Have a lovely weekend whatever you are doing.


Autumn Red, Autumn Orange 
20x50cm
acrylic on canvas
sold

Autumn Light
60x60cm
acrylic on canvas
sold

Friday coffee break

I have had a good week of work, with lots of different paintings and thoughts on the go. Here is one of my finished canvasses Rainclouds And Sunshine
60x70cm
acrylic on canvas
£625





thanks to Saatchi Art for selling my Tapestry painting this week...very pleased to be sending it off the The States. It is such a thrill to think of artwork travelling the Atlantic  :)




Tapestry
30x40cm
acrylic on canvas
sold

I hope that you are looking foward to a fun weekend, we are joining some friends on Saturday evening to help celebrate a landmark birthday.....discretion forbids me spilling the beans! I am making the cake, which is the sort of task I love.

I have decided on Nigella Lawson's gorgeous flourless chocolate almond cake. it is most delicious and definitely worth the planning ahead time needed to boil oranges (not the sort of thing I do in my kitchen very often it must be said).



This photo comes from a lady named Courtney on Pinterest, it is made using hazlenut flour, and looks pretty good too.

Talking of gorgeous things I have been spending time with a childhood friend and inspiration this week. The amazing illustrator Brian Wildsmith has definitely influenced me on a deep level. His colours!!

 Take a look below at a couple of his works, and follow this link to a major fan on Pinterest


"What the Moon Saw" written & illustrated by Brian Wildsmith. Oxford University Press, 1987.

 

Brian Wildsmith owl illustration from the book "The Owl and the Woodpecker"

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Rainclouds And Sunshine

Matching today's weather!

Rainclouds And Sunshine
60x70cm
acrylic on canvas
£625