Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Shoe Paintings

Wedding Shoes
100mm x 100mm, oil on board
Red Shoes
100mm x 100mm, oil on board

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

More Christmas Paintings

Oysters and Crystal
145mm x 145mm, oil on board

65mm x 120mm, oil on board

Monday, December 10, 2012

Two Commissions and some Lush Framing

 Two commissions, both paintings measure 40cm x 60cm without the frames and as for the frames...
I am very proud of them, framed in house, by yours truly and for the first time...
 I have made my own gesso.  It is a recipe that includes honey among other things.  It is exciting to make in that it makes me feel part of an ancient tradition of artist/craftsmen and that is something that I have discovered means a lot to me.  The craft of art!
 Anyway this gesso goes on like a dream, the frames have about 8 smooth coats and then a luxurious waxing with beautiful smelling framers wax.  The inside line is gilded with 24 carat gold leaf and, I think, adds a little shaft of warm light to the paintings.
These two are destined for a beautiful home in Bath where they will sit either side of the fireplace and fit in perfectly with the Georgian splendour of Bath.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Christmas Already!

Green Brocade Shoes
6cm x 11.5 cm
oil on board
The first of my paintings that are in the Christmas show at the gallery, I will post up more in the next few days. And I am sorry that I have been so neglectful of this blog, explanations will follow when I can make public what exciting thing it is that I am up to! (intrigue!)