Saturday, 18 February 2017

new work

I am sharing here just a few images - to give you an idea of the new work I've been making in the past few weeks. All you see here will be added to my shop next Wednesday....

three smaller landscapes

three smaller landscapes in gouache
top left is: within a walled garden
top right: villa by the woods
below: writer's retreat

My landscape are inspired by rather than based upon exact places. I paint with several ideas in mind and go with the flow. My local neighbourhood has a diverse range of old and new buildings - we are fortunate to have a feel of the countryside with a local large park, woodland and farmland - yet we are also close to urban areas. After living in the place for a number of years, and walking about and taking note, I am still finding new things - discovering, for example, just how many streams there are hidden about the place....

old cottages by a stream

old cottages by a stream - gouache

this is a larger work (24cm x 21cm)

I'm also continuing on with my oil pastel works.

seedlings

seedlings - oil pastel on Fabriano paper

I should say all of these works are on Fabriano paper, which is my paper of choice for mostly all my work these days. it is 100% cotton, robust, smooth surfaced and a lovely warm white-cream. It is simply the best paper I can find to use (and if that sounds like an advert for Fabriano I must say I am not sponsored by them - just a fan of their paper!)

I am also working on new ink drawings - and I'll share one of two of them next week.

Have a good weekend




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