Sunday, 11 August 2013
A couple more small paintings in what is becoming a series of derelict or deserted buildings. Again, based on a found image, these are on hard panels which give a greater texture to the paint. These are still in progress (and the photos aren't very good, caught a bit too much reflection. Will work on this.) but I'm going to try and leave some of the roughness - it seems to go with the character of the subjects.
Friday, 19 July 2013
Something a bit different for a me; a melancholy setting, but rather haunting. The source for this was a found image (uncredited, I'm afraid) which stuck with me and I thought I would turn into a small painting.
30 x 42 cms, oil on wood panel.
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
This one was a commission, so I thought it was worth sharing since it won't be seen in public - at least for some time. Some friends of ours near Hay-on-Wye are restoring an amazing Victorian glasshouse - the largest in Wales - and turning it into a lovely restaurant. They commissioned this painting, which will be on the walls of the new restaurant when it opens, in 2014.
50 x 40 cms, oil on canvas.
Tuesday, 16 July 2013
Welcome to my painting blog. I wanted somewhere to be able to post some of my smaller work - studies, daily paintings, maybe even the odd print or drawing - away from my normal website. And a blog suddenly seemed like the obvious answer. So here we go. Just to get in the swing of it, I'll start with a couple of small paintings that I did last week . . .
These are both 50 x 40 cms, oil on canvas. More coming soon . . .