Tuesday, 29 November 2016

new work

Here's a further look at just a few of the artworks coming to my shop tomorrow - as I said in yesterday's post this is the last 'big update' of the year and so I am adding an eclectic mix of work (there will be two smaller updates in the first two weeks of December).

stacked cups and jug on printed cloth

a still life work, acrylics on Fabriano paper - 'stacked cups and jug on printed cloth. I am aiming toward making still life paintings that have an expressive feel with layering and texture. Working this way requires a great swoop of energy, but when the moment comes: I go for it.....

trees book II

In the past few weeks I've started a series of 'tree works' - these are painted on folded paper, to have the feel of a book, (yet would be best displayed framed flat). These tree works are responses to my walks in local woods and again are about energy, colour, and expressive mark making. I'm adding two of these tree works to my shop tomorrow. I anticipate working on continuing with this series as we move through winter and into spring, perhaps revisiting the general ideas, every so often....

gouache works

and a further selection of gouache works on Fabriano paper - various sizes - there will be a good selection to choose from.....

so just a few of what I'll be adding to my shop tomorrow, 2pm UK time. I hope you may enjoy seeing the selection. And thanks always for your interest.

Monday, 28 November 2016

mosaic Monday

mosaic Monday

1. *, 2. Try to keep on flying, 3. tree, 4. incomprehensible times, 5. Laaksum, 6. Stoethaspelen, 7. Untitled, 8. 1932, 9. Untitled, 10. 鉄平石 とガラスブロックの塀, 11. Small canvas in progress. Suffolk heathland. #Suffolk #oilpainting #canvas #painting #workinprogress #landscape #landscapepainting, 12. "à ton endroit" 8/..., 13. Untitled, 14. Film, 15. cat quilt star1, 16. Embroidery doll face, 17. Farnham, 18. Untitled, 19. Untitled, 20. sketchbook, 21. Gedanken aus Glas, 22. dark overlapping, 23. Tanuki is waiting for you… #tanuki #japantrip #frontporch..., 24. Encre de Chine sur papier arches, novembre 2016, 25. Untitled, 26. on reflection, 27. Untitled, 28. collage1029, 29. screen printing demo, 30. Corgis reunited on a winter's night   Linocut for a book

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Hello, a happy Monday to you - last Monday in November and a chilly start to the week here. Today is my son's birthday (16!) and so I am a little late posting today due to eating birthday cake..... Many thanks to all the artists and photographers featured in this week's mosaic. Please do follow links to discover more.

This week - I am updating my shop on Wednesday at 2pm UK time - and this update will be a bumper one. My last big update of the year! There will be a good selection of new artworks on paper and i hope you may enjoy taking a look. There will be two smaller updates on December 7th and 14th.

Advance notice: I have now decided to temporarily close my shop from 24th December until 1st January. I'll be updating my shop again in early January - but quite frankly I can't think about January just yet!

So this week - as well as updating my shop on Wednesday  - on Thursday I shall begin a poetry project. From December 1st to December 23rd I'll be posting each day a small poem to my writing blog nevering. So if you fancy it, do consider looking out for a new poem - or, of course, you could read the collection over the holidays..... This is just a low-key project that I hope a few people will enjoy reading. I'm doing it as a way of sharing my writing and image-making.

Tomorrow I'll share with you a further selection of new work. Have a good start to your week

Sunday, 27 November 2016

new work

a weekend post - showing you just a small selection of the new work coming to my shop next Wednesday....

a selection of gouache works

there will be a lively mix of new original gouache works - sizes vary..... These are distinctive smaller artworks that may be displayed singly or grouped. Most will be sold as individual works, though there are a few that I am selling in pairs....

Winter Bonnets

winter bonnets - a new gouache painting on Fabriano paper

woman in interior (rusts and greys)

woman in interiotr (rusts and greys) acrylics on Fabriano paper

a work I am particularly pleased with - there will be just a small selection of larger works in my shop this coming week - and beyond that I'll be focusing on the smaller works as we head toward the end of the year.....

Monday, 21 November 2016

mosaic Monday

mosaic Monday

1. Cortigiana 2, 2. Untitled, 3. Casellario, 4. Untitled, 5. Untitled, 6. Lea Valley, 7. Morning light. November in Suffolk. #Suffolk #trees #light #view #sun #morningsky #lowsun #silouette #warmth #autumnlight, 8. image, 9. Untitled, 10. Untitled, 11. In the midst of it all, 12. Bråte, 13. woodwoolstool harlequin herringbone pattern, 14. corsage kiss, 15. Untitled, 16. Encre et aquarelle sur Arches A4, 19 novembre 2016, 17. Hotel room on brown paper, 18. Untitled, 19. Untitled, 20. Still. #kenrokuen #japanesegarden #reflection..., 21. Above II, 22. Untitled-4, 23. ., 24. Autumnal leaf enjoys his final days in Amsterdam., 25. .

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Hello again, and thanks to all the artists and photographers featured in this week's mosaic. Follow links to find out more. It's been a particularly dark and damp start to the week here. I've been working with added daylight - a daylight bulb in my anglepoise lamp and a daylight bulb in the ceiling. But it's not as good as getting a good dose of the real stuff.... ah well, it's that time of the year. When a moment of sun arrived, I grabbed my camera and quickly took photographs of recent work.

So I am busy as ever, working on new paintings and more. There will not be a shop update this week, as I am focusing on making new artwork - and am also soon to send a package of new paintings to The Edition Shop. They will no doubt offer the new paintings - a series of gouache portraits - some time later this week. I'll keep you posted here/ over at Instagram.

My next shop update will be next week - Wednesday 30th November - at the usual time of 2pm. Expect to see a lively mix of new work, in a variety of media.

Looking ahead to December - I am going to be sharing an online poetry project. There will be a new poem posted over at my writing blog nevering, most days in December. To find out more please read my post here.

Have a good start to your week.  I'll share a post of new work some time later this week.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

new work

two figures in snow landscape

two figures in a snow landscape

acrylics on Fabriano paper

solitary walker in a winter landscape

solitary walker in a winter landscape

I've been feeling my way back to more abstracted figures in acrylics.... It may be strange to say, but I had no conscious plan to paint snow. However, when I am working 'well', I am able to let the work flow and am guided mark by mark, without making too many predetermined plans. As I sometimes say to myself and others: having an idea is not always a good idea. Of course this may allow for a rather hit and miss approach to making images and I would agree there can be days when letting it flow just doesn't work at all. Yet, I am coming more to understand the above is my approach, if there is such a thing as one approach.

Anyway, I am thinking aloud here....

I'm working on an eclectic mix right now. Including new still life works - in gouache. I am exploring shelves as a way of organising and composing.... I spend a lot of time sitting next to a cabinet crammed with my pots and bottles collections. I enjoy painting and sorting shapes in this way.

shelves still life with triple bowls - gouache on Fabriano paper

Just a few of the various artworks coming to my shop tomorrow: 2pm UK time.

Thanks always

Monday, 14 November 2016

mosaic Monday

mosaic Monday

1. loosing colors, 2. Untitled, 3. #grafica #dashavigorioussova #selfportrait #autoritratto #duemilasedici #happyday #капюшон #счастливыйдень, 4. clay exercices with open structure, 5. warning bell, 6. Untitled, 7. #wip #embroideryart #embroidery #bordado #broderie, 8. Dungeness, 9. concrete forest, 10. real1, 11. 6 November 2016, 12. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, 13. PA726 Perrito. Acrylic on board 25 x 25 cm Neil Bolton Fine Art Painter, 14. Revisiting older work,  and sometimes reworking them,  because of packing the studio.  A valuable exercise on many levels.   #watercolor #art #painting #flowers #illustration #etsy #instaart, 15. Nandina domestica: 白南天, 16. unface, 17. This tangle. #silhouetted #kenrokuen #japanesegarden..., 18. Dungeness, 19. aqua dingen, 20. HWW happy window wednesday, 21. Untitled, 22. Le scale blu, 23. Cheetah graphite, 24. 8-11, 25. The next morning. I need to pick up my heart.   #acrylic #art #kitchen #interior #breakfast #instaart #ineedtopickupmyheart #aquietbreakfast

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Hello, a new week - a new mosaic..... thanks always to my Flickr contacts for their wonderful imagery. Please follow links to discover more. Well, it's a bit of a dull, overcast, chilly sort of a day today.

 November weather really. I should not be surprised, but I've struggled to take photographs of new work today - and when a moment of light comes I dash outside with my camera. I try, as much as possible, to take photographs in natural light and will stand outside in the cold when necessary, so long as it is dry of course. I never take a good light day for granted. A very sunny day can be just as tricky! Oh, one can really never have it quite right, all of the time....

Apart from taking photographs, I have started the week by painting and writing notes to myself with suggestions for new work to come. At the moment I am working on an eclectic mix of new artwork, and am embracing new ideas as they come, seeing connections in colours and mood, and shape.

I am making work for my own shop and for other places. It is a busy time but I am enjoying the process of painting and moving from one an idea to the other. The only thing I have to be mindful of is to take a little time out, just now and then - at least to drink a cup of tea and catch up with a newspaper, or a game of scrabble. It's the small pleasures...... I am rather busy and my head is full of paintings, so I am not reading at the moment but have promised myself to have my usual holiday reading time in December.

I've updated my shop's news page (see shop news) with a list of dates you might like to see. I have four upcoming shop updates and then will be taking a break until the new year.

So I'll be updating my shop this week on Wednesday at the usual time of 2pm. Expect to see a variety of new artwork. Tomorrow I'll share a 'new work' post.

Have a good start to your week.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

new work

still life work

a look at work on my desk this afternoon - still life paintings and a figure within her own 'still life' collection..... all in gouache... Although my focus these days is figures and their worlds, every so often (quite often) I feel inclined to make a still life work. Each is like a mediation, a simple playfulness of shapes and earth tones....

figure in the misty woods

'figure in the misty woods' - feeling the quieter colours of autumn into winter.....

gouache on Fabriano paper

Just a few of the works that will be in my shop tomorrow - I also have a series of monochrome head portraits and further figure works. I hope you enjoy taking a look - 2pm is the time.

Thanks always

Monday, 7 November 2016

mosaic Monday

mosaic Monday

1. Green Man 4, 2. Untitled, 3. Middlesbrough, 4. bookish, 5. 381898966_211, 6. alchemy, 7. down to the sea again, 8. Untitled, 9. accending  staircase to Arnolfini's wedding, 10. Mirror self portrait IV, 11. Untitled, 12. Strange to meet, 13. i  s  l  a  n  d, 14. Blow, 15. Plant, 16. Dappermarkt, 17. Untitled, 18. Untitled, 19. looking west, 20. Freckle splash-dot bowls., 21. Herbstvogel, 22. 31p24, 23. maría paula juliana, 24. Untitled, 25. 10

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Hello, a happy November Monday to you - well actually it's my birthday today... it's been the usual chilly sort of a day, with hints of sunshine. I've been very busy painting all day and so am posting rather later than usual. Thanks always to my Flickr contacts for the images in this mosaic - please do click on links and discover more.....

So yes, a busy start to my week here. I've just put down my paint brush and eaten a slice of birthday cake. I am busy making new paintings for my own shop and other places.

There are now new paintings available at The Edition Shop online gallery - if you would like to take a look - please do as several have sold already.

I'll be updating my own shop on Wednesday at 2pm (UK time). I update most Wednesdays, same time. I get emails asking if I have a mailing list but at the moment I am keeping things simple - same day, same time updating. Please follow me here and over at Instagram to see previews and the work I am creating. Thanks always.

Have a good start to your week. A post of new work tomorrow.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

new work

a robin spoke

'a robin spoke' - gouache on Fabriano paper

I have a variety of new artworks to add to my shop tomorrow. Above is one of an ongoing series of woodland inspired paintings, in gouache.

Throughout November I hope to offer a selection of monochrome gouache works on paper. These will have a wintry feel, inspired by my sketchbooks, figures in my paintings and the English landscape. The artworks seen here each measure 14cm x 10cm (so about postcard size). They are painted on my favoured Fabriano paper....

monochrome gouache works

These are just some of the artworks - I hope you enjoy seeing the whole selection tomorrow - 2pm UK time

PLEASE NOTE: the clocks went back in the UK last weekend, so if you are elsewhere, please do check the time, thank you!