Now that I have recovered my voice and engergy I thought that I would share some of my more personal paintings with you. They date from the time when I undertook a degree course in Art and Literature. It was quite a decision to decide which to concentrate on; I chose art but I also love to write and have many poems stashed away in a drawer which I add to from time to time.
I call this oil painting. SON ARISING (The spelling is deliberate.) The original is not for sale but giclee prints can be especially made.
I really enjoyed painting this. Somehow the gif echoes the fast pace of watercolour painting on wet paper. I have it framed and on my studio wall.
This painting was inspired by the internal engineering of a submarine. The story of its recovery can be found if you type Sub U534 in your browser.
Certain images call for a different tecnique. Here monoprints are used to create pictures of contrast with a single colour. A strong surface texture and arbitary shapes give the viewer chance to use their imagination. ‘Black Iris’ was the first title to come to mind. They are still on my drawing board. Can anyone suggest a title for me?
Watercolours of Wales. All available at my studio for the Arts Trail. (www.abcarttrail.uk) or to post in a rigid posting tube.
This oil Painting brings back lovely memories of a holiday in this little fishing village. It is exactly the kind of scene that I like to capture in paint.
I have really enjoyed creating this painting. At times I just feel like dropping some watercolour paint onto wet paper and watching the effects. The results are unpredictabe and always fun. After that I can have a lovely peaceful time making sence of it all. Sometimes it works.
A playful couple of days produced these Mixed media paintings. They will be in my studio for the Arts Trail on the first weekend in June.