Growth l

First painting in ‘Growth’ series finished.

Growth l – Acrylic on board

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New Technique

My Exhibition is over and taken down now, so it’s an Ideal time to develop a new technique. As an artist, new techniques are not often planned, they tend to just happen with experimentation, so just start painting and go with it!

These are works in progress.

This piece has had a healthy coating of homemade Gesso (over an old piece of work I didn’t want anymore) and then I just started applying paint. You can just see that the Gesso has started cracking where it was applied thick and which I think will add something to the finished piece.

This large canvas has been primed with Gesso and then I’ve applied a base colour before beginning to work the painting

This is the picture shown at the top on this page which has be worked into further.

So watch this space for progress! πŸ™‚

Paintings for Exhibition

Wow, I didn’t realize how long it is since I last wrote a post! I’ve been getting ready for my exhibition which I have happening during September.Β I would be delighted if you could come along. If you are in the area and would like to come to the private view you are most welcome! πŸ™‚

 

As Yet Untitled

I have been in the process of doing this painting for a while and revisited it yesterday.
I had bought some newΒ  paint and added a very dark hookers green and a cyan to the centre circular shape. One of the things I’ve been learning is that sometimes taking away is as valuable as adding. The centre of the painting was drawing me to it and so this is what I did! And wow, it all sprung to life and I love all the colours shining though the top layer of paint! So here is ‘As Yet Untitled’ (I thought of a name as I was painting but it has faded away just at the moment!) πŸ™‚

Sixty Four Squares – The beginning

For this piece I have planned the colour layout in my art journal. To the side I am putting the colours I am actually using for the painting.

As you can see, painting does not need to cost a lot. Here I’m using an old printed canvas I bought from a charity shop! I don’t know why I started with green, it just took my fancy, if you want to paint, just enjoy it, there are no rules!

Next, blue πŸ™‚

Next, red. If you look carefully you can see I where I put it in the wrong place. with a canvas or board, just wipe it off while it’s still wet. If it’s dried, paint over it. Don’t discard the painting because of a mistake, the layering of paint adds something to the finished piece! πŸ™‚