Upland 2 Oils on canvas board 5 x 7 inches £ 60 $ 80
Light on the horizon.
Memories of Derbyshire walking.
(Available from DailyPaintworks.com
or by email in UK)
For some time now I have been using my existing studio paintings
as ideas for new work in a series of abstracted work about land and shore.
Building up a series, or a body of paintings along a
similar theme is rather like having a sketchbook.
I don't often sketch outside. Preferring to draw from my internal
'mind' source of images... I 'sketch' with my brush directly on the canvas.
Looking around the room, some aspect of an existing painting might
catch my eye and act as the starting point. Other times, I may use the
colours on my palette as the theme or the size and shape of the board/canvas.
These new pieces are left to dry and a photograph of the work is
used to upload the piece into my web galleries.
A coat of re-touch varnish is applied and the paintings become
another part of my 'ideas sketch book' as they are placed around my studio walls.