From the Wiltshire sketchbook June ’18

From the Wiltshire sketchbook June ’18

Needing to get back to the essence of the Wiltshire landscape through the sketchbook using collage, limited colours and markmaking. Can’t seem to get away from this orange – the one I love is Flame Orange, an acrylic ink – but I am playing around...
Fantasia on a Wiltshire Landscape  : 17/6/18

Fantasia on a Wiltshire Landscape : 17/6/18

‘Fantasia on a Wiltshire Landscape’ seems the most appropriate title for these three paintings which were completed upon my return from a ‘sketching’ trip to Avebury. Here’s the thing – in the week I was there I...
Spirit of Place: Two finished paintings 28/5/18

Spirit of Place: Two finished paintings 28/5/18

Today I finished (I think) two abstract landscapes on canvas ‘Spirit of Place’.  I’m really pleased with them and have hung them where I can look at them and decide if they are complete or not. I find it helps to move them from room to room, so I...
Painting: Work in progress 26/5/18

Painting: Work in progress 26/5/18

Ok. Its Bank Holiday and I should be out in the sunshine picnicking or something – but here’s the thing – being in the studio is my passion and purpose, painting my refuge and recreation. Maybe I’m a little obsessive but it doesn’t feel...