Finally some decent light has arrived to create longer painting days and the motivation to paint once again returns after a long winter.
Included in this post are a couple of new still lifes, along with a some new smaller versions of older paintings. These were made partly because I wasn’t coming up with many fresh ideas at the beginning of the year (and I knew I had to do ‘something’!), but also because, as with many painters I’m sure, your own personal style and ability develops, and I wanted to try out some technical comparisons, AND a new style of framing that seems to be working well. I sold at the recent Harrogate Art Fair, which was personally encouraging, and have recently started to expand the selection of galleries exhibiting my work. Which reminds me, there are still a handful of galleries that advertise myself as one of their artists, when I no longer show with them. I have no problem with that, except it looks like I am spread more thinly than I actually am. Please feel free to ask me direct if you are visiting a gallery that includes me on their website and want to know if I have work there.
Small Lemon Juice painting – 18 x 24cm
‘Top of the Table’ – small painting given as surprise gift to winner of memorial snooker competition generously held in memory of my father.
Only 10cms high, this is part of a new series of small paintings, partly to try out new framing.
Hello – four works being delivered this week to Gallerytop’s new group show, three new paintings and a re-showing for ‘Brassica and Lillies’, the large canvas work that currently hangs in my house. The reality of painting a large canvas is its all seems like a good idea, but every time I want to move or show it, a van has to be hired. On this occasion the lovely Gill and Keith from Gallerytop have agreed to collect for me. After the blizzards last weekend, the roads are clear, but the air remains cold and the painting room still needs a small oil heater most of the day. The allure of spending the winter months in warmer climates is ever-increasing..
From top to bottom: “Brassica and Lillies” – 140 x 100cm. ”Bouquet” – image size 55 x 55cm. “White Rose Study” – approx 20 x 30cm. “Waiting For You” – 18 x 36cm.
Apologies for being away for a while, sometimes real life takes over, but I’m back in the studio, at the moment still creating small works, but with a couple of larger flower pieces being drawn up for spring.
‘King Oyster’ (with a small stone I collected from a visit to my childhood beach) and ‘White Asparagus’ , something I can’t remember seeing before until I went shopping for new subjects and knew I had to try this. Both around 25 x 34cm, oil on canvas mounted on board.
New work entitled “Icicles After Nicholson”, 23 x 34cm, oil on canvas/board. Part of the new smaller work series, progressing slowly but in the right direction.
“The Juice is Worth the Squeeze” – oil, 27 x 34cm
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new work – 27 x 34cm – oil on canvas over board.
Thought I would start simply posting new work when completed – here is a small (24 x 30cm) entitled “Sweet Secret’ – oil on canvas over board.