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.....