Monday, 18 June 2018

Another direction.

Hello and welcome to my Monday Blog

Jubilant Fields   Oils and cold wax on box canvas 20 x 20 inches

Another week and more new work.

I am preparing 24 pieces for my show with another painter in July.

This body of work is a change from my paintings made over the past two years. 
The pieces are a step further away from reality but do have a reference to nature.

Moving in another direction is good for my progress.
Staying in a rut can hold back new ideas.

Even further...

Uncharted Territory   Oils and cold wax on canvas  24 x 24 inches

I like to have several paintings on the go in my studio.
Then I can move to another one if I am blocked by the first.

This gives me time to think about any issues which need resolving.
It also makes a good place to scrub any excess oil paint from my brushes.

These marks can become the start of a new painting.
This 'abstract' one has developed from random marks.

It has become an impression of a harbour...curving marks might be
suggestive of a bridge and the lower dark part could be water.

It's all in the mind but is quite intriguing.

Saturday Surprise

I was thrilled to see my painting was chosen to be on the front
of this Exhibition catalogue at the Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber.

Here is the painting on the gallery wall...

Before the Tide   Oils on board 

(pictured centre bottom)

Show Time

I shall be delivering my three paintings on 18th June to the
Sam Scorer Gallery, 5 Drury Lane, Lincoln.

The Lincolnshire Artists' Society Summer Show
 is from Tuesday 19th June until 1st July.

All in a Day

As it Happens


If you are able to visit, the gallery is open daily from 10am until 4pm.

Nearly good enough to eat...

My tray of Sempervivums enjoying the sun.

Before I go..

Another mention of artist Nicholas Wilton's Blog about 
bringing art to life.  This week it is about changing direction.

It really fits with my own path at the moment.

His website is if you wish to read it.

He was using a huge piece of thick canvas pinned to the wall and plans
to crumple it up, make cuts in it and all sorts of things...

I am now looking for where I can fasten a chunk of canvas in my studio.
Perhaps it could stay on the floor and I can work like Jackson Pollock.

Until next week...
Thank you for visiting


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