Tuesday, 19 September 2017

new work

fig and oak leaves

fig and oak leaves

fig and condiment spoon

fig and condiment spoon


I shall be continuing on with this series of smaller gouache works over the weeks ahead. They are detailed studies made from life and each takes some time to complete. I enjoy the careful, intimate observation this kind of painting requires. There are many stages to work through and before I start to paint I make certain I am happy with the composition; adjusting even a simple shape can makes such a difference.

New paintings and drawings in my shop tomorrow, 2pm UK time - I hope you may enjoy seeing all the new work, there's quite a varied selection.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Monday

acorns in a handmade bowl

acorns in a handmade bowl

A quick hello, having spent all day painting.... I completed the work above today. I'd spent some time over the weekend considering just how to arrange a few acorns in a bowl, how I could make it work etc... A lot of time and thought goes into these small still lifes before I am painting. It's been a chilly, sunny-ish day here. This morning I discovered a bumble bee supposedly asleep on a sunflower. It was so still I wondered if it might have died and a few hours later I saw that it had. If ever there could be a perfect resting place for a bee. This kind of observation will happen as we move into autumn.

My next shop update is this week - Wednesday - at 2pm UK time. I hope you may enjoy seeing the newest selection.

More tomorrow - have a good start to your week

Sunday, 17 September 2017

new work

conference pear, cut open on a plate

conference pear cut open on a plate

one of several smaller works I have made this week - I have had such encouraging feedback (via Instagram and other places) and am inspired so much to continue on with this series of smaller works through autumn. The above still life is a detailed study I am particularly happy with.

partially peeled apple

and another detailed study - partially peeled apple on a plate

I am also adding new monoprint drawings into the mix, including this one, also a still life:

zinnias in a cup

I will share more with you soon. My shop update is this coming Wednesday at 2pm UK time.