Tuesday, 18 October 2016

new work


'Lanterns' - a larger and quite detailed gouache work on Fabriano paper

winter may wait

'winter may come' - gouache on Fabriano paper

Yes, definitely feeling autumnal..... I am making the most of all the colours around me for inspiration. I know sooner rather than later I may just move on to wintry landscapes, and am also making work with no exact season.... 'Lanterns' is quite a detailed work for me. I wished to convey a sense of moonlight, with lantern light, with a warm and friendly mood.....

a new tree

'a new tree'

this work is acrylics on paper. I like to make expressive, quite abstracted work with acrylics. I want it to look like paint with visible brush marks perhaps and to have a sweep of light about it. I think I've just about achieved my aim with this portrait. Emphasis is on colour and simple shapes.

These are just three of the (about a dozen) new artworks to be added to my shop tomorrow. I'll be updating at the usual time of 2pm (uk). Thanks always.

Monday, 17 October 2016

mosaic Monday

mosaic Monday

1. Untitled, 2. ├ôleo sobre lienzo,  33  x 24 m., 3. Emilio Nanni Sketch art .01, 4. Studio crows ., 5. Chiquitica, 6. Hydrangea, 7. St. Nicholas Chapel on The Island, 8. ◦ ̃◦, 9. house, 10. summer cottage, 11. "From Latin: ascendere", wip, 12. #paperflowers #papercollage, 13. Signing off from Cornwall in dramatic style. . #quartercornish #landscape #dramatic #sky #mood #cloundporn #cornwall #Levant #atmosphere #drama #rays, 14. Algernon Charles Swinburne., 15. night phalanges, 16. Untitled, 17. Thin, 18. disegno bas_2, 19. Rodmell, 20. Rodmell, 21. Ferdinando, in smoking jacket, 22. #wip #embroidery #embroideryart #bordado #broderie, 23. 1924, 24. Covent Garden, 25. Untitled

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Hello, a happy October Monday to you - a bright, mild autumnal start to the week here.... It's sunny outside at the moment but I know the evening will be here soon, and we are now coming to the 'eating dinner with the lights on' time of year, again. It comes around again.... Thanks always to the artists and photographers for their images in this week's mosaic. Please do follow links to discover much more.

This week: I started the week by making a simple pledge - noting that I now have 10k+ followers on Instagram, I am most grateful - and so as a small gesture of gratitude I shall be donating 10% of shop sales this week to Amnesty International. The people that kindly follow my work are near and far, so I have chosen to give to an international charity that works for people everywhere it can. This is really just a humble thing to do, but something I want to do.

Thanks always for following me here! I realise blog reading might not be top of people's lists of things to do. But I hope you are enjoying what you see, and will continue to pop by. Writing here does allow me to explain a little more, give background to ideas, and reach people who might not be into Instagram, for example. We all have our social media preferences. I've not much time for Facebook, these days. I just don't like it so much. And there are so many hours in each day etc.....

I have been busy painting today and shall share new work with you tomorrow. Autumn is a big influence in my work and palette right now - but I am exploring other ideas too. I've also been working on new monochrome portraits.

More tomorrow - have a good start to your week.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

my work in other places

I am delighted to have been asked to sell a selection of my paintings via The Edition, an online gallery, based in the UK. A selection of new paintings are now avaiable - a few have sold already. The Edition stocks work by a variety of excellent artists (and myself), and is very much worth a look.


I expect to be sending more work to The Edition in the months ahead.

Of course I am continuing to sell directly myself, via my own shop (updated most Wednesdays).


The Oriel Myrddin Gallery, in Carmarthen Wales, has a Makers Market coming up - starting October 22nd, featuring a variety of craft and art. I have a selection of framed and unframed smaller paintings included in this exhibition. If you are anywhere near this part of Wales please do visit!

This allows me to show you one of my smaller paintings (featured in the above exhibition) - framed. 

Quickly photographed as I was packing up to send..... This is one of my smaller sized gouache paintings (12cm x 9cm) and has been framed in a 10inch by 8inch frame. You may see it has a thick mount border, lending the work a clean presentation. This is an example of how to frame - if you purchase an unframed painting from me, you have, of course, a variety of options. I know some people opt to frame my work in smaller frames, larger, or vintage frames, grouped together on a wall....

Have a good weekend