Hi people, hope you're having a chilled Sunday.
Here's a little one I completed last night. It's acrylic and pens on Yupo
20 by 30 cms.
There are paintings which almost paint themselves, by which I mean I prep the canvas
select the first colour, load my knife or brush and when I look up again several hours have passed
and I have at least the base of the painting sorted in my head and on the canvas.Usually a tea break follows.
Then there are the others ..... one of which I'm working on now - well I say working, actually what I'm mostly
doing is staring. This painting was was started a while ago, I had an idea which I started to paint then
realized that it really didn't work so knifed some white over it and sat and stared at it for a while.
I've laid down another couple of colours and am staring again - it's quite frustrating cos I can almost
see what I need to do - almost, but not quite. Hmm maybe some wine would help
A detail - which may or may not be changed - hey ho
I've been casting a critical eye over some of my recent paintings, mainly due
to moving them around to make more space. Anyway this one caught my eye
as it seemed unfinished somehow, almost like it had forgotten to puts its clothes on.
So I took various brushes and pens to it and it is now dressed and ready to leave the
I've always been interested in politics, alternately amused and infuriated by the buffoonery, arrogance, and
shortsightedness shown by many, grateful for those who show compassion
and wisdom.But over the last few years I've become more and more
disenchanted with the so called democracy under which most of
us toil and also the appalling amount of posturing and obfuscation which goes on within
governments - mostly in the name of pocket filling or power pumping or both.
To that end I paint only with transparent colours. It's my modest form
This was painted a few months ago at the height of the festa/fiesta
season here. They love fireworks and use any excuse to stage a show.
For this reason the painting also reminds me of summer.
It's 60 by 60cm and available - a quick message will secure it.
Morning people, the sun is out it's a gorgeous day here.
Thought I'd show you something which has always fascinated me.
So without further ado ta da.
Hope you're having a chilled sunday - I would be except for the bloody church bells.
Anyway I'd forgotten that I'd done these - digitally enhanced watercolours. If you
like them you can obtain prints and also very groovy looking duvet covers from:
I've decided to offer art prints on a selection of my paintings.
There is a choice between canvas and fine art paper and various
sizes.If you'd like to have a look here is the link:
Here is one of them.
Got caught in the rain as I was delivering a couple of paintings today.
The temp has dropped to a very comfortable 25degrees, there's a sllightly
different smell in the air and so I painted this.
It's 20 by 30cm acrylic on Yupo paper and last but not least it's available
Moving with elegance and a languid
show of grace
The ghost of a smile flits across her face
Slouching slowly behind an expression
hard to place
The bobbling balloon string tied
around his waist
They meandered along showing no signs of haste
Oops I forgot to post the final version of this painting. I hope no one was waiting with bated breath,
they'd have shuffled off by now haha.
Anyway I had a lot of fun with this painting and as a bonus got a bit of exercise as well.
I was told off by a friend of mine a few nights ago cos I usually forget to give sizes when I post and he said it's hard for people to know if they want it
when they have no idea of scale - well true, so without further ado:
50 by 40cms acrylic, inks and pens on gallery wrapped canvas.
If you'd like any other info about any of my work then please just message me.
I don't bite - well only when I haven't eaten ha ha
you can always contact me on Fb if that's easier: https://www.facebook.com/LAF.Art/
Here's another from today. On paper, this is acrylic and inks.
Totally different, I know. Actually it's one of the things I really enjoy about
working on paper, I seem to explore different working methods.
Looking at this paintng together with the previous one which were
worked on simultaneously I can see the balance that they bring me.
Woke up this morning with a migraine - lovely, and the day hasn't really progressed much from there.
I've just been moving stuff around pretty aimlessly, I have managed to finish a couple of small works
on paper, which as my studio is a hideously humid 80% again, I have to be happy with.
This one is on linen paper which has a lovely feel to it.
The pelican and the surfboard, a complex relationship by all accounts, and she didn't
help. Her with her inscrutable smile, draped in her seaweed wrap.Their commonality
nowhere to be seen, unless of course you count the green.
Morning people thought I'd show you this -
it's a piece I painted a while go and couldn't for the life of me think of a name for as happens
from time to time, so I asked for suggestions on Fb, here are some of the ideas, which I enjoyed reading
and thought you might too.If you'd like to make your own suggestions, ask questions or just generally get to know
me a little then why not pop over to FB - you'll find me on.https://www.facebook.com/LAF.Art/
Come on over I'd love to see you
Mysterious and outwardly bold
trailing tales of magic
stories of old
among the dark dark reds
Morning everyone - hope your Sunday is a sunny one.This one was done Saturday evening - alcohol and acrylics, and a couple of glasses of wine to smooth things along haha
I began this painting whilst listening to the Stranglers and doing my exercises.
So basically lots of energy and not much else haha.
Andrew wandered in took one look and said it was as if a child had thrown everything at
the canvas. Well he's not far wrong haha, so now I have to bring it to some kind of order. I'll post the end result in a couple of days
A jewel coloured labyrinth where you can lose yourself
Cobalt blue invites you in
The lines between past and present blur
Understand the symbols lying therein
60 by 80cms Available