Monday 30 October 2023
Saturday 28 October 2023
A recent smaller oil piece on panel, working quickly to capture the essence of this particular time of year. Painted in situ and fine tuned in the studio. 32x32cm, Sold. Similar works available soon for around the £200 mark.
Thursday 26 October 2023
There comes a time in the year when fruit appeals to me as a subject, late summer. There's a simplicity to painting still life, a modest subject can really allow you to explore colour subtleties. These ripe figs were begging to be cut open and captured. Two slightly different ways of painting here, in the second I'm trying to dissect up the painting surface into more graphic shapes, something I think pushed me forwards with subsequent work. The upper piece sold quickly but the 'figs in a bowl' are still available. 39x32cm (framed), oil on board.
'Wild Monstera' 2023, oil on canvas 50 x 50cm. Painted recently on return from a trip to Sicily. Using simple scenes like this to build my new collection and refine my style. This is one of a series in development in the studio currently. Email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday 4 October 2023
During recent months I've been pushing my painting style in a more graphic direction and while painting landscapes, switching my focus from obvious scenes, towards the abstracted and textural. Above are two reflected canopy scenes from Blean Woods near Canterbury, bringing the canopy above into the composition. I loved how I was able to use the reflections to describe the scene in much more depth. I painted these for a submission into a group show, both oil on canvas at 42x30cm. Available for purchase here unframed.
Friday 7 May 2021
This painting is based on an epic sky from late autumn 2020. Off the back of some plain air work I was doing at the time, I developed a real desire to expand on photos I'd taken. Here, taking a standard format shot of a sky over Sheppey and expanding it out into more of a panoramic. I'm using the mixer brushes in photoshop quite heavily here, this is a delightful way to work when you get the settings just right. I think even though it's digital, my mark making still has some umph to it. Large image painted at 600x600mm
To be printed in Gicle' paper ideally.