Hello and welcome to my Monday Blog
It was a week of scraped down paint from a canvas undergoing change.
Not wishing to waste the expensive oils I decided to use them for underpainting.
These small 8 x 8 inch canvases were ideal for the job.
I spread the blue paint over the surface and added darker green to give some variety.
Another pile of paint was purple red. Using a knife I spread this on top.
With just a few marks I had made the beginnings of some seascapes.
Another canvas, 16 x 16 inches was also used for my recycling.
Some of the blue green paint was mixed with cold wax medium.
I spread some over the dry surface and scraped it back a little.
The image has a mysterious feeling.
My small canvases were left to dry and then I began teasing out an
abstracted land/seascape. Using a brush, knife and a little cold wax I kept the
marks loose and free. Some scraping back revealed the underpainting in places.
I finished three...the fourth was a disaster!
However, I rubbed it down and will rework it later.
I am preparing these small pieces for an Art Market at the end of June.
This piece had some Venetian Red added for impact.
Blues and purples emerged as I scraped.
Some light Cobalt blue was swept across this surface.
One of my favourite relaxations is finding other artists around the world.
I search the web for painters. This week I found Nicholas Wilton.
He lives and paints in California and has a Sunday blog.
His work is abstract mostly on a large scale using oils and cold wax.
If you are interested, his web address is
That's all for now...Until next Monday
Thank you for visiting.