Perseverance with a slippery surface.
My adventures painting in acrylics
with a one inch flat brush.
Two little 6 x 6 inch Ampersand panels.
Photographed against a fused glass sculpture
by my friend Lorraine Thorpe.
These little pictures have been
a challenge as the paint slides around
on the smooth gesso surface.
I don't want to roughen it up so
perseverance is the only way.
Practice and patience.
'Across the pond'
As I painted, my thoughts turned to
wild places and nature reserves.
The golden reds might resemble autumn leaves.
Light in the sky sparkles on the water.
Nowhere in particular,
just a sense of place.
The calm before the storm.
Someone has just said it's reminiscent
of a Norfolk beach.
I grew up in Humberston, near Cleethorpes.
My childhood memories are of the open
beaches along the East coast.
My painting journey.
Twenty years ago I discovered the
paintings of Norfolk artist Edward Seago.
His loose brushwork inspired me and his
ability to make a few brush strokes
say a lot without fuss was something I
wanted in my own work.
I knew I had a long journey ahead.
Perseverance and patience.
For several years I painted land and seascapes
before moving from reality towards abstraction.
Below is one of my paintings from 2012...
I think my painterly 'hand-writing' is still there.
Oils on canvas 10 x 12 inch board
painted around 2012.
That's all for now...
Thank you for visiting.