Thursday, 2 July 2015

new still life

bonsai dish with leafy herbs

bonsai dish with leafy herbs

These paintings embrace my more recent approach of using heavier paint, creating layers, mixing colour as I work, revealing new colours and texture. These paintings may appear 'simple' but are worked with great consideration and with a certain desire for little areas of complexity within the 'simplicity'. I build up layers of paint and work into them. Tone and shape need to work together, I am working toward a harmony.



green dish with small-leaved plant

green dish with small-leaved plant

What I am aiming toward is expressing how it is to see the plant, the feeling of it. When I sit in my own tiny garden I look at the plants growing there and note how some may change very rapidly whilst others take their own gentle time..... I note the light and shade on a stem and how leaves are not uniform....

fresh stems in a dark dish

fresh stems in a dark dish 

and I see the possibilities....

Monday, 29 June 2015

mosaic Monday

mosaic Monday


Hello, a sunny Monday to you - it's the start of a warm week here, with a heatwave forecast.... Many thanks to all the artists and photographers featured in this week's mosaic. Please follow links as always, there is much to discover....

A big thanks to everyone who has visited my shop since I updated last Wednesday. I have been busy sending out packages. Many copies of my latest poetry zine 'summer notebook' have been posted out - I still have stock of this in my shop. I have already received some lovely, thoughtful feedback from readers. 

So for this week - I am working in my sketchbooks, exploring new and ongoing ideas. I expect to be working on some new still life paintings - I have completed one (end of last week) and will share more soon. I've been planning ahead to the autumn and have my 'work plan' just about sorted for the next few months. You might like to know my next shop update will be mid July. I will not be updating my shop in August but will be keeping the shop open throughout and will be around to send out any packages as necessary. I'll be working quietly on new work throughout the summer. My next update after July will be the start of September.

More soon - have a good start to your week.


Wednesday, 24 June 2015

shop updated



new paintings, drawings and my new poetry zine 'summer notebook' - now in my shop

Many thanks always - I hope you enjoy taking a look. Any questions, please do send me a message via the shop and I'll get back to you asap.