Monday, 8 December 2014

Birthday Flowers

Happy Birthday Jane!
I painted these today as another bunch of flowers was being delivered to my wonderful friend Jane on her big birthday!

Monday, 1 December 2014

Factory Studio at Work

The heating is finally on! Many a thermal garment had to be tossed aside toady as the creative juices got flowing. We had our final session for 2014 this morning so now it is time to prepare the studio for the forthcoming Open Studios event on December 13th and 14th.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The First Anenomes

Same principle as the last entry - first I made the collaged base and then painted the jar of flowers on top.  I love these flowers so was very pleased to see a bunch waiting for me outside the florist in Lancaster. I did have to hold them up with string today though as they are starting to droop...

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Textural Lilies

I have been painting on top of a collaged textured ground today as part of a project I am running in my weekly studio workshops. Here is the beginning and the end result...

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The Artists & Illustrators Oil Bar Article

I am really pleased with the way my article looks in this December's issue. Come along to my Open Studio at The Factory on 13th & 14th December to see how I work with them and to view the resulting paintings.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

The all dancing 'All Singing Ringing Tree'

Another demonstration piece from my acrylics session which has lots of collaged, gelled, transferred and painted areas to create a visual and tactile textural painting.

A favourite detail

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Acrylics Workshop Prep...

With a 'Versatile Acrylics' weekend workshop on the horizon I have been playing with textures, mediums, gels, inks, petals and even a silver acrylic pen!

'Falling Petals;