Saturday, 26 November 2011

Let the Fairy tale begin

I had forgotten about my little page...Been busy making lots of mess with my paints; on canvas and off! 3 little pics for you :-)

Tuesday, 25 October 2011


Feeling the need to use fluid shapes of colour, so new work; lets see where it goes!

Beginning of change, acrylic and sand on canvas

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

The many ways of seeing

Every now and then I have this urge to throw the paint around instead of being controlled and the colours contained, so here it is something completely sub-conscious and instinctual...

                                            The many ways of seeing, oil on textured linen

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Making luck- new work

Magic in the air, oil, acrylic and graphite on linen

                                          Making luck, oil, acrylic and graphite on linen

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Silence speaks

New works on wood panel and linen, all share one thing in common; being small approx 12x12 inches and upwards). I always have in mind that I wanted to create small jewel -like magical paintings...... just received  a shipment of small stretcher  frames and a new roll of linen, so more small works to come. Hope you enjoy them!

Thursday, 4 August 2011

New colours and the thought of a little bird

Painted this today, it worked out very quickly.

Last moments, oil and acrylic on linen


...yes I am, so easily distracted at the moment. I think its a day for re-evaluation...big sigh! Here is an experimental work using the coal man's sacks, the photograph isn't too good, the original is better (I find it so difficult to get a close reproduction)

coal man's sack and acrylic on linen

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Before the coal man sacks

Yes strange heading but there is method in my madness, I asked the local coal man if I could have his old sacks, (now he thinks I'm even stranger than before ;-)) ).....
I've started two new works incorporating these sacks....soon to follow!

This one I did two evenings ago to fill in time....

Time filler, oil and charcoal on linen

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Listening to Arvo Part

This is one of my favourite pieces of music, I often listen to it while I'm painting, hope you enjoy it too!

This painting is called ' Listening to Arvo Part; Spiegel on Spiegel', mixed media on linen

Monday, 27 June 2011

Saturday, 25 June 2011


..... enjoyed painting this one, what I really like is to use a material which is not necessarily for painting, its given me an idea for another. Trying to photograph it was difficult because of the sheen of the graphite, maybe the use of coloured spot lights shone on it would be interesting.

Where thoughts go energy flows, oil and graphite on linen

Saturday, 18 June 2011

colour with black...or is it?

An art tutor (long time ago) told me never to use black... I do use black, either straight as in charcoal or I mix my own using dark colours together.....but the age old question; is black a colour?...hehehe maybe no one cares, it does make colours appear more luminous though.

Different mark making ~ Red and blue

For two days I was feeling tired....this painting is very energizing. just what I need ( funny how your instincts kick in).

Friday, 17 June 2011

Colour simply comes from light

Colour is simply light of different wavelengths and frequencies, light is just one form of energy
that we can actually see that is made up from photons. Each colour has its own properties, unique wavelength and frequency.
Colour depending on the frequency affects us much more than we first realise. Here is the beginning of my exploration in painting of the amazing abilities of colour.

playing with colour

each one playing its own tune.....