Mostly (thus far) I have painted in oil and acrylic.  But I enjoy other media too.  So this (and others like it) I started doing a couple of years ago.  I was experimenting with layering up gesso on board for a painting of a tree and was doing it on a dark background, when a friend said, ‘that would look nice on slate’, and instantly I thought of my bits of slate picked up from the beach on holidays by the sea…So this is an example of the result.

All my work; slate drawings, frames, mounts, and assembly.



Had the Wyeths hovering around in my mind while painting this. I’m glad this is at my mother-in-law’s, because I liked the result, and also it is of a window in the house of some very dear friends, so I’m a little sentimental about it too.

Oil on paper.