Series in vermillion and green

I’m absolutely loving the way I’m working at the moment. I am really enjoying building up the surface and creating depth with the layering of colour. Vermillion is one of my favourite paint colours and doesn’t it zing against the green!

These pieces are acrylic on canvas, paper and sketchbook pages.

Series in Blue and yellow

Finished Pieces and Sketch Book Work

I am currently enjoying a new way of working, thanks to inspiration from other artists and an online course I’m doing with MoMA.

For a start I’m trying not to over think things and enjoy painting for the sake of painting, also working on several paintings at a time seems to help my work flow better. I am beginning by priming in black then a light sketchy priming in white. The black seems to reinforce the colours and I like the way the sketchy white is revealed at times through the coloured paint that I apply. I am finding my painting very satisfying at the moment.

Acrylic and pastel on canvas

Acrylic and pastel on board

Acrylic and pastel on sketch book pages

Acrylic and pastel on canvas

Mail Art Postcard Book

I’ve got so many mail art postcards now that I have started turning them into books. This one contains 36 postcards that I can pick up and look at whenever I please. Better that being stashed away in a box 🙂

Mobiles

I do love mobiles, I have made some before but haven’t really known how to photograph them. I am very pleased with these and have managed to make an image that shows them reasonably well so you can see them and I will be making more 🙂

Extra Large Canvas

I was gifted this extra large canvas a few months ago, it measures approx. 184 x 138cm. Having never painted so large before it was an exciting task. I was inspired one day a month or so ago to start work on it and am so happy I did. It has no title at the moment but that may come 🙂

Printing Press

My friend Bridget gave me this beautiful printing press a while ago. After admiring it and cleaning it, I finally got around to trying it out.
It’s a beautiful day so I finished cutting the lino in the sunshine.
My first test piece is going to be a decorative border for a book page, just coz I like that sort of thing.
The block, inked up ready to go in the press.
my best print so far.

Three New Works

Over this last couple of weeks I have been working on these three works

Purple and Red Pods – Acrylic on canvas

Red Flow – Acrylic on canvas

Ochre and Blue Diamonds

These are all painted on pre used canvases from a Charity/thrift shop.

Something Different

I thought I’d try something different!

I do like observational drawing, transferring what I see on to paper, it’s very satisfying. Also I think the best time to do something is at the point of inspiration, then the work flows. I find if I think about things too much I struggle to get things out of my head and on to the paper/canvas. I had the Idea I wanted to paint a person, so I picked up a magazine that was close at hand and just started to copy an image. First in a green crayon, then in graphite, then I started to apply paint. I must say when I started I wasn’t that sure of myself, I didn’t particularly like what was happening on the canvas, the main thing was I was enjoying doing it. As it went along I started to like it. Now I can’t stop looking at it! I’m Just as pleased as I am with an abstract work when it turns out well. Guided by the paint, the colours and my intuition, not having too much of an idea what outcome I want.