Tuesday, 24 May 2016

new work

a look at just a few new artworks.....

stacked cups on olive wood

'stacked cups on olive wood' - acrylics and gouache on linen

a textured, matt feel to this work.... This is one of several smaller still life works that I have created recently. This work measures 15cm x 12.5cm so quite modest in size. I offer my work unframed so that you can decide just how you might like it framed and displayed. This work would suit being part of a wall group or hung singly, perhaps in simple wood frame. (If you ever need advice about framing work I am happy to help, just send me a message via my shop)

continuing on with my figures in gardens....

woman in black and white

woman in black and white - gouache on Fabriano paper

There are several more works - and you are welcome to take a look at my updated shop tomorrow - the update will be available to see from 2pm (UK time).

Thanks always.

Monday, 23 May 2016

mosaic Monday

mosaic Monday

1. 23-5, 2. Untitled, 3. Untitled, 4. Over the hill. #drawing #sketch#sketchbook #picture #southdownsway #study, 5. rainmaker, 6. Untitled, 7. acacia and peacock, 8. flickr.com/photos/46275772@N08/27142233695/, 9. Untitled, 10. Untitled, 11. ..., 12. Barrie J Davies on Made in Cardiff TV ‪#‎artmade‬, 13. Golf wear, 14. The last one, 15. St. Ives harbour, 16. ©js_DSC_69783, 17. Stoke Newington, 18. My new book on Celtic mythology arrived yay! Blurb promises a woman created from flowers, a magical boar, dragons, witches, Giants, heroes and quests... Can't wait to get started!! 😊🌈✨ #Celtic #mythology, 19. Gail Siptak.  Murmuration. Acrylic/ panel. 2016, 20. 18-5, 21. Untitled, 22. Untitled, 23. swallowtail, 24. ©js_DSC_63503, 25. Untitled

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Hello Monday again, and thanks always to my Flickr contacts  - I hope you enjoy exploring this week's mosaic.... It's a mild and sunny start to the week here. With recent rain and sun things are really greening up and thriving. Flowers I planted last summer are coming back to bloom, which is great to see and some have seeded about making plants for free. I pop into our little garden every so often but spend too much time staring and not actually doing. Perhaps not such a bad thing.....

You may have seen my post yesterday showing recent smaller still life paintings. I've been painting today also. These works are created using layers of paint and involve me adding and subtracting, making textures, before I have an idea what it's all about. Quite time consuming but I am feeling my way toward having quite a lively collection for my shop update on Wednesday.

So this week I'll be updating my shop on Wednesday, usual time 2pm (UK). I hope to be adding a selection of still life works, a further small selection of figure paintings on paper also and perhaps one or two other things. Please note that there will be no shop update next week. So my next update after this week will most likely be June 8th. Thanks always for your interest and support.

I hope to share photos of new work tomorrow. Have a good start to your week.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

smaller still lifes

a group of smaller still life paintings

A group of smaller still life paintings - part of an ongoing series.... these are all quite small, (as I tend to work on a smaller scale when painting with acrylics/gouache). I like the matt feel that combining acrylics and gouache lends to the work. My use of colour has come about through discovering five or so current favourite colours including olive green and payne's grey. Working in my sketchbooks has helped me find these colours. I am moving away from using white, black and so on and finding hues that come from looking at painting of the past.

Just thought I would share this with you to give an idea of what I have been busy with over the past few days or so.