Friday, 25 July 2014

Two Colours

This was a lot of fun. The challenge was to paint a picture using only two colours - burnt sienna and french ultramarine blue. White was also allowed.

Here is my skater boy, measuring 12" by 16" and painted with Atelier Interactive acrylics on canvas on board.

I am desperately hoping that this trick is called an aerial.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Koi in pond

Another in my series of abstract realism, this one was painted over the last two evenings at Art Club.

A palette knife was used (to stop me fiddling) with Atelier Interactive Acrylic paints on canvas on board. It measures approx  16" by 12" and should make it to the Lancing Art Club exhibition from 16 August.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Derain in Worthing

We looked at the work of the French Fauvist painter Andre Derain this week. It started me thinking - if Derain had come to Worthing, how would he have painted it?

With full acknowledgement to the genius of the founder of the Fauvist movement, here is my interpretation of Worthing seafront. Rendered in Conte pastel on Winsor grey pastel paper it measures 10" by 8".

To misquote Terry Pratchett - " As much fun as you can have on your own with a pastel pencil."

Friday, 4 July 2014


Finished at last. This painting was started back in February. A big thank you to the amazing Jane Denman for her help in finishing this one.

It is painted in Winsor and Newton Artisan Water Mixable oils on Daler canvas board. It measures 16" by 12".

The inspiration is the Terracotta Warriors - so many figures and yet no two are the same.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Littlehampton Open 2014 - Deep Blue Sea

Some more good news this week. All three of the pieces submitted have been accepted, including "Found Fishes" shown above.

The exhibition opens on Saturday 26 July 2014 and runs to Friday 19 September 2014 at the Littlehampton Museum.