Saturday, 9 December 2017

Barflies 1

Barflies 1. 8x6 ins. An acrylic study of two guys in the corner of a bar. Bright colours and a limited palette, laid down with a palette knife and scraping to exploit the white ground. The simplicity of the shapes and the light appealed to me here.

Saturday, 2 December 2017


Frolic. Acrylic study of a figure in the sea. Impasto acrylic on gessoed board 8x6 ins.
I was interested in the colour keys and complimentary red and green.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017


Reminiscing. Acrylic in birch panel 8x10x0.75 ins. A woman sitting in a chair reflecting on the past, a loss or missing someone.


Tuesday, 26 September 2017

A hot day.

A figure walking on a hot day. Acrylic on a gessoed birch panel 10x8x0.75 ins. I used a palette knife and brushes here to try and get the impasto effects I wanted.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Blue cows

Blue cows. A fun piece, using a red gesso ground. My colours were limited to ultramarine, cad yellow medium and titanium white, exploiting the red ground. Acrylic on a birch panel 8x10x0.75 ins, using Schmincke Primacryl professional artist acrylic paints. 

Wednesday, 30 August 2017


Memories. An abstract study, acrylic on paper 7x10 ins.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Woman knitting.

One of the very first paintings that I admired, was a Vermeer, The Milkmaid. The colours, light and shadow and the simplicity of a domestic scene, wonderful. My interest in art continued and I discovered chiaroscuro, particularly the works of Caravaggio and Rembrandt since then. My little painting today is a watercolour study of a woman knitting sitting in a chair. The palette is muted and little detail. 8x10 ins.