Christmas Card

I spent yesterday designing this years Christmas card. Yes I know it’s early, but if I don’t do it now I’d get to the beginning of December and would be struggling for inspiration even perhaps motivation in the business of the time of year!

I am really pleased with it and look forward to having it on sale ๐Ÿ™‚

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Stages of a Painting

Here’s one of my first paintings of the new year. I’ve photographed it as I’ve been painting so I can show you the process so far.

I often start with a simpleย automatic drawing, which I use as a base to start my painting/collage. Then I choose a line or a shape to begin.I build from there, but don’t necessarily like what I see straight away, it just feels good.I often collage with paper that I’ve prepared previously.I always try and think of new ways to express myself or emphasise a part of the painting in a certain way and I try different ways of applying the paint as you can see in this section here.This is where I’ve got so far but things may well change! ๐Ÿ™‚ ย 

Open Studio and Art Preview Autumn 2017

As Many of you know I had an open studio at the weekend to preview the painting I did over the summer. He’s a sneaky peak, just in case you missed it. ย ย  A big thank you to everyone who came and to those who bought work, enjoy you paintings ๐Ÿ™‚ I had a great time x

Playing With Time

The next painting I would like to show you is ‘Playing with time’ – acrylic and collage on board. This one took quite a while. Some times as an artist you can get to a point where a piece of art looks finished but you know it’s not complete. It was some time before I was able to put the final touches to this but I am pleased with the result of my patience ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

‘Harp’ – Acrylic and collage on board

I know I keep saying it, but this is one of my favourites!

‘Harp’ – Acrylic and collage on board, was painted specifically for this vintage frame. I like to give myself a challenge! ๐Ÿ™‚