One more for you to see before June is out…this belongs to my sister and is a local area that comes up in a number of my paintings.
Oil on canvas, 36 x 46cm, 2008
Something more recent and different: a collage. I can’t remember the last time I did a collage…could be when I was in primary school. No, wait, I think it was when I did a short course at college in the States on teaching art to children. This is mostly white tissue paper painted and torn and a couple other papers, on board, framed behind glass.
Collage, 23 x 31cm, 2014
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Not at all what the river is looking like at the moment! The river has spilled over into the field turning it into a lake, and is nearly over the top of the bridge; the sheep are definitely not grazing. This though is a favourite spot, peaceful and empty of visitors a lot of the time, but in better weather sometimes a busy-ish junction for walkers, dog-walkers, kids (and dogs) paddling, picnickers, a horse now and then, cyclists. And the occasional artist.
Oil on canvas, 76 x 60cm, 2012.
Available as an open edition Artist Quality Giclee Print. Image 260 x 355mm. Please enquire.
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.
This was a (tiny) first attempt at using a palette knife instead of brushes and I like it because I think it succeeds in capturing the feel of being out on the sea. At any rate, it makes me feel cold and a bit queasy! Some have wondered how I knew how to paint this as they know I get motion-sick very easily. Done from memory from occasionally (unwisely) relenting and getting into a boat with my sailor husband!
Acrylic on canvas board, 26 x 20cm, 2009. Sold.