This is a small panel, it was snapped up as soon as I posted it on FB, but I thought some of you may like to see it anyway
Hi to whoever pops in, good of you to visit. I've just finished this one, as I mentioned in the wip it's my largest so far 120 by 100cms. as with my other work it is for sale so if you are interested please contact me. I have it hanging on my sitting room wall at the moment, something I do with most of the paintings, and it is really brightening up the room.
This is partly why I'm having the clear out in of my studio. This is a work in progress, my largest canvas so far - it's 120cm by 100cm and I really love the freedom this larger size brings. Of course it also means that I make larger mistakes but that's all part of painting, at least for me.
Anyway I've added a few close -ups so that you get a better idea of my process. I hope you enjoy.Oh and there are a couple of darker patches on the close-ups - sorry about that it's the shadow of my hair
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Hi everyone, I'm having a studio clear out at the moment and have decided to auction off some of my older pieces on Ebay.so why not pop over and have a look. Here is the first listing:
The Bieganski Exhibition MCC, Malta. Well, tonight's the night, I'm really pleased to be one of the participating artists. Here are a few photos of setting up that I thought you might enjoy seeing. If you're in the area why not pop in and have a look for yourselves
Roses for Mum. I rarely paint flowers, as you'll know if you have visited before, but she loves flowers and doesn't understand abstracts and as her birthday is coming up I put away the big palette knives and got out the teeny brushes and painted this. Actually I enjoyed it (not enough to swap what I usually do haha) but it was good practice, almost like trying a new discipline.
Afternoon everyone (or should I say anyone haha)I'm never sure whether or not anyone actually visits (yes I know there are stats etc but it's not the same as having feedback or comments.
These two paintings are the last two that I've painted for an upcoming exhibition. Inspired by a morning swim, actually I'm wishing I was in the water now, however no chance today. Anyway I hope you enjoy these. Both 60 by 90cms
A slightly less saturated palette, still using the same colours and glazing techniques,been thinking a lot about time lately and this is the result
This painting has been through so many ugly stages and has been such a struggle for me to balance that I'm pleased to actually be able to show it. I thought so many times that I'd gesso over it and start again but every time I reached for the gesso I seemed to be forced into making another glaze, taking my big palette knife and attacking the canvas. so this is the reason for the name.
Next in the reduced palette series. Black white and cadmium red. I really had to be careful not to end up with too much pink in this painting. I'm not over fond of pink being not a very girly girl. It's my mother's favourite colour so I hope she doesn't read this haha
The latest of the reduced palette series, this time with black white and medium yellow.
and black white and transparent orange
I was having a little tidy up the other day and realized that most of the caps for the acrylic tubes had disappeared, bearing in mind that I'm somewhat tardy when it comes to cleaning up after myself I didn't think too much about it, but just started to paint. The dog arrived and had a mooch around the studio and as I stepped back from the painting, tripping over the now prone dog in the process, I could hear him crunching on something - yep you've guessed it, it seems that he likes paint caps as a snack.
For those you who have seen my work before, you'll know that my palette has generally been very colourful. For that reason I decided to paint using a limited palette - in this case black, white and lemon which has been pretty interesting as I've had to think a lot more about light and shadow. Enjoy.
Had a studio tidy up - much needed and overdue anyway I came across these lurking behind some of the bigger canvases
Hi and a Happy 2014 to you all. For those of you who have visited before - thanks and welcome back and for those who are here for the first time - welcome.
This is the first one of the year, I'm planning on doing a lot more this year so watch this space. It's 100 by 50 cms and is available for sale, as are most of the works in the gallery. If you have any queries I'd love to hear from you
This is the next in the current series using the same palette and technique. This is the most abstract of them all so far. As usual with these there are many many glazes, and with the drying time between each glaze taking longer now that the rainy season is upon us. they take a while to complete. I've found that this technique is contemplative for me, with some cool music on the Walkman I'm happily away for hours
The rain has been lashing down today, great storm clouds have hovered and dumped their loads, cleaning the air and rushing down the streets in torrents.It's also started to run in under the window in my studio, before I noticed it. it ruined a canvas board painting and an entire sketchbook. Hey ho - so this is an ode to my small ruins. Charcoal on paper.
Its been a while since I posted, summer got in the way, but I've been working on my current series. I've used the same palette for the last eight or nine paintings, I've just used them in different ways.The painting underneath is called shattered, it's meant to show that humans seem to be less important than buildings and that we get lost surrounded by the urban jungle that most of us call home. This one is on smooth untextured canvas, with so many glazes that I've lost count
The one has no title yet. It's on heavily textured canvas,again with many many glazes. When I look at it it makes make think of coming out of the dark and looking for the light
Thought you might like to see some studio shots, I'm lucky that I now have a decent sized studio with lots of natural light. I don't have an easel, but use a plastic table or an old computer casing and the rest of the time I work on the floor.
This is the space that I worked in when I lived in Malaysia, as you can see I had to wedge myself in between the bed and the cupboard, which of course is why I appreciate what I now have to work in
Here's the latest hot off the floor (I don't have an easel) ha ha.
It's 50 by 70 cms acrylic on deep edged canvas and is for sale for 250 euro , Andrew is setting up the buy now buttons on the gallery but until they are finished if you'd like to purchase this or any of my other paintings just leave me a message. Thanks