Making Mobiles

As I’m doing Norfolk Open Studios this year I’d like to have some other work in my studio as well as my paintings, so I have had the idea of making some mobiles that relate to my art. Using shapes similar to those that appear in my work, I have cut them out in heavy board and painted them, made cut outs and additions and here’s the first one finished.

I’m really happy with this and have another one ready to make πŸ™‚ They will be soon in my online shop

I have to work really hard not to keep them for myself!

Finished

I’m really pleased my first painting for 2020 is finished, it took me a while but I like it. It’s very challenging being true to yourself and producing something that genuinely comes from inside. It’s very satisfying when you battle your demons and your doubts and believe in what you yourself put on the substrate you are working on, in this case a wood panel and of course it’s red and I love red πŸ™‚

Working on Some New Ideas

First of all, Happy New Year 2020.

AfterΒ  a double dose of winter cough and cold, I’m finally back in my studio. It’s actually lovely to be back in my space πŸ™‚ I am now working through some new ideas, getting back into the swing of things but still trying to clear away my hang ups. I hope you like my new year thoughts, I’ll keep you posted!

Untitled – Red Spiral

My latest painting finished at last. I absolutely love the colour combination I’ve used!
This piece has had several incarnations before achieving something I was pleased with.

Untitled – Red Spiral – Acrylic, collage, graphite and pastel on canvas

Enjoy Building up Layers

If you do paint, enjoy building up layers. I have been learning this for a while. Things don’t always work straight away with art, paint over stuff you don’t like and highlight things you do like, use materials you are not used to and be prepared to gamble. Carry on building up until you have achieved all you can.

Untitled – Yellow & brown – Acrylic, collage and graphite

Studio Warming

As you may know I had a studio warming on Saturday to celebrate improvements to my studio. I didn’t take any photo’s as I was too busy enjoying it and talking to the many people who came. I did however get as many people as wanted to, to contribute to a piece of art to commemorate the occasion, big people and little people, and this was the result.

I had to do a bit of cutting and sticking to get it to fit in a frame that I had

and here it is finished and hanging on my studio wall. πŸ™‚

Painted on recycled paper.