Time lapse film of recent painting ‘Metropolis II’ 20x20cm sharpie, acrylic & oil on canvas.
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Another new painting to start the year with. Adding to the abstract and colourful ‘Metropolis’ collection.
oil, acrylic & sharpie on canvas
Here’s a quick look at my painting ‘Metropolis’ up close and personal.
A new year brings new creative thoughts and a new direction. Here’s a little insight into a new oil study I did this week, it’s actually oil and sharpie on canvas and is only a small piece at 20x20cm.
I’m liking the energy and colouration of this a lot, start of a new collection for 2016.
I rarely send Christmas cards anymore, so I thought I would at least make some effort and so created this short movie (With my niece and nephews in mind). It’s also a good example of what happens when you leave me in charge of putting the decorations up…
Feel free to send it to someone if you’d like to :0)
Merry Christmas and thank you to all the people who have supported me in 2015. It was a bit lean on the art front, but 2016 is looking primed for some creative output!
Here are the first paintings in a new collection of small (20x20cm) studies and oil sketches exploring the effects of light and cloud. I’m using a limited palette for these landscape paintings focussing more on tone and composition. Lots more to come…
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I thought I’d share a recent oil painting commission of Bath City with you that I finished recently. Had a real challenge getting in all the detail but still keeping it ‘loose’, got there in the end. I find these commissions force me to try new ideas and techniques that perhaps I wouldn’t normally take on. I know quite a few artists that aren’t too keen on doing commissions, but I have to say that although they aren’t always exactly in my style and can be downright daunting sometimes, I usually come away feeling like a little bit more of an accomplished artist purely because they’ve forced me from my comfort zone, well at least until the next one comes along!
I had planned to do some step-by-step images to accompany this post but as usual, I got so engrossed in the painting that photography goes straight out of the window. Maybe next time…
If you’d like any further information about commissions then don’t hesitate to contact me
I’ll be exhibiting these paintings and quite a few more at TheOxfordArtFair this weekend, don’t say it too loudly but the weather is looking good so should be a lot of fun! Hopefully see you there.
I’ve managed to squeeze in a bit of time at the easel this month, so far the resulting paintings being two landscapes and (for me) a rare abstract. I have to admit I enjoy painting the landscapes a tad more than the abstracts, although I’m looking more and more at adding small amounts of abstraction into my art. Low light levels at dawn and dusk are times when nature can play tricks with the eye, looking across a harbour or deserted beach at these times of day, with the light reflecting over the exposed mudflats can appear very abstract and it’s these odd and subtle tricks of the light that I’m trying to capture in these latest landscapes.