Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Red Red Rose

You will be able to see this alongside my other recent oil paintings on the Laurel Gallery stand at the Edinburgh Art Fair on the 16th November. 


Thursday, 16 October 2014

Dancing Yellow...

Here is another oil bar study along with the line up of my work from the last couple of days.
I have had my Rose Hilton books out again as I love her simplicity and use of colour. Less is more...



The sun is coming out!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Working Studio

I held my first art class in the new space on Monday and have just spent today working with my oil bars so now it smells like a real studio too! I am painting a collection of new oil bar works ready for my galleries in the run up to Christmas...





Friday, 10 October 2014

@ The Factory...

I finally got to move into my new studio space at the Factory in Kendal this week. I have a new class starting there on Monday morning so managed to prioritise the tea and biscuit area ready for the rush!
I also got the charcoal out and the paint flowing, this should be a great place in which to create... (and party!)

A great place from which to watch over the students

Kettle's on!


A big thank you to Roger for this great desk

My first daubs at the Factory...

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Oil Bar Article...

I have just been commissioned to write about the way I work with oil bars for an upcoming issue of Artists and Illustrators magazine. I won't give the game away at the moment but here is a glimpse of the painting I developed to accompany the article...





Sunday, 21 September 2014

Running up that Hill...

Well, walking actually... This is the view from Whitbarrow Scar on a glorious day!



Monday, 15 September 2014

Arte Week...

I have just got back from a weeks teaching in Umbria. Had a lovely group who were all eager to get the paint flowing. Here we all are in the sun but as you can see from my landscape sketch a storm was brewing from Wednesday evening...
I would like to say a big thanks to all the group for being prepared to play and get their hands dirty and use a big brush! I hope that you are all inspired to keep adding lots of water!

Portent

The Lion statue guards the well and pond at La Scarzuola