|charcoal and chalk|
40 x 65 cm
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
|charcoal and chalk|
approx 40 cm x 65cm
They start life quite insipid but as the charcoal builds up, gets rubbed in and rubbed out and many fixative layers later the shadows deepen and things begin to reveal themselves. Sometimes its like reading a book, you are never sure what the ending will be! So this story needs a title.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
|A Cotswold Forge|
Oil on board 90.5 cm x 68 cm
(or £99.50 per month with own art)
The painting above is another from the forge, this time in oils and larger and here is the little plein air study that I made while the blacksmith was working. The study forms part of the exhibition at Beside the Wave.
Oil on board 14.5 x 18 cm
(or £24.50 per month with own art)
The exhibition runs until April 14th and is well worth a visit.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
|Charcoal and chalk on brown paper|
There is a new exhibition at the gallery which I am helping to hang tomorrow. It is a mixed show called "Effortless Brushstrokes" The catalogue is on line already, you can see it here, and there will be more available on Friday. It is in collaboration with Falmouth Art Gallery. Fourteen of our artists, including myself, are being hung alongside the likes of J.S.Sargent. Lamorna Birch, Dame Laura Knight, Sir Alfred Munnings and Kurt Jackson. What company to keep, I am very honoured. After Friday I shall post up my "exhibits".
Friday, February 03, 2012
Watercolour. 43 x 61 cm
This is the window of a small blacksmiths forge in Gloucestershire. It is a glorious place, filled with old tools and pieces of metal, rust colours glow in the light from the blacksmith fire and light from the garden outside is filtered through a curtain of cobwebs. I spent a good afternoon painting while William, the blacksmith, worked. I love days like that and have made several paintings of this place which will be exhibited soon.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
76 x 58cm
A beautiful place, a little hill town, perched on a rock in the Vaucluse department of Provence. A warren of stone houses, little alleyways and hidden cafes to discover. I found a bar where you could sit on a tiny balcony high up above the lower houses, looking out over the Provençal landscape, while swifts flew through the hot dry air. I spent a happy few hours there, a cold beer on the table and a sketchbook to hand... I would love to be there, right now, until then I shall have to make do with looking at my sketchbooks and making things like this painting.