Thursday, 24 September 2009

A day sketching




Generating ideas for large scale paintings. These three are all small, one is worked on from a couple of days ago.I like the tops of hills (quite a few round here)

A finished painting


Deciding when a painting is finished is something I can find quite tricky. Too much work on a painting like this one deadens it. This painting has been current for a month or two, now I think I will stop working on it.
It's untitled, and The Art Group have selected it as a possible publishing project.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Better stop here

A mess, but I like it.


This is just a sketch of a painting.



Both these paintings are sitting in my studio with layers of paint drying, being scraped off and re-applied. A very absorbing process.

Sunny Tuesday


Beautiful day here, bright, sunny, leaves fluttering. In fact a perfect September day.

This painting is smallish for me, 50x50cm. I want to convey that sky! It's so large and light today. Variety and contrast of mark making is something that facinates me. Anyway, let's see where this painting takes me.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Small painting



Currently working on some small landscape paintings on canvas, this marks a change for me as I have been using mixed media on watercolour paper. The painting above is 'Gorse', 30x30cm ,acrylic and oil. Terrible sky!! Lacking depth and definition.

Two days later

Thursday, 10 September 2009

More work from my studio



Another painting in a tentative state. This is 80x80cm. Something's got to happen to save this poor painting from blandness.

One day later



I've been working on painting from yesterday.Just dived into it, now I need to think what to do next...

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Work in progress

Based on my sketchbook, photos and memories, I am working on several paintings of Pembrokeshire. This painting is in progress, it is 80x80cm, acrylic on canvas.I have called it 'Land and the Sea', there are many places on the footpaths north of St Davids where the land is farmed right up to the edge of the cliff.

Abermawr Beach

We cannot be the only family to love this beach. It is quiet, beautiful, geologically interesting, and with great waves for surfing and bodyboarding! Both these sketches were made on the footpath overlooking the beach.


'Abermawr From The Footpath' Mixed media on watercolour paper


'Evening Sea' Mixed media on watercolour paper

Sketchbook

Three sketches from the summer, these are plein air - worked in situ in Pembrokeshire, a part of the world I love and visit often.They are all on watercolour paper, using oil pastel, acylic, and charcoal.The weather was quite rainy as you may be able to tell.