The Monday Blog
Hello and welcome to my blog
I shall begin with an overview of recent pieces of work.
These are hanging on the wall in my bedroom.
Displaying them here gives me an ideal viewing area
to decide if they are finished or in need of more work.
Storm Clearing Oils on gessoed watercolour paper
Low storm clouds are clearing and light breaks through.
This one is top right in the above photo.
It is in an ash frame with a cream mount.
Ebb Shore Oils on gessoed watercolour paper
About the colours and textures on the shore in a warm light.
This work is also in an ash frame with a cream mount.
These paintings have a coat of re-touching varnish
for protection and can be framed without glass if preferred.
Framed by Graham Perkins at Forge Arts
These frames are a change from my usual choice.
I like the mount which draws the viewer in to the picture.
Visit www.forgearts.co.uk/framing.htm for Graham's website.
New Work today...
Abstracted and in progress...Oils on canvas board 16 x 20 inches
My thoughts were about my wild garden in summer.
I began with a warm underpainting and blocked in colour and shapes.
Using a brush and palette knife I sculpted and scraped, rubbed off and
created an abstract view of the borders in my garden.
This was purely imaginary and open to change along the way.
I shall leave it to dry before teasing out a composition and overpainting.
It may have several changes before I am happy with the result.
Next week there will be photos of the progress.
My wild garden in November..
Late afternoon on Sunday12th November.
The photo was taken by my daughter as we walked in the paddock.
The autumn colours are still around and the light on fluffy
Rosebay Willowherb seed heads is inspiring.
There may be another abstracted painting this week.
On a final note...
Brodie, my studio assistant may look innocent enough but
this sweet Whippet stole a whole 6 inch freshly baked egg custard tart
from the kitchen table a few minutes after his photo shoot!
Until next Monday...
Thank you for your visit.