Loosening Up!

I have recently been working on my web site getting it ready for the new year when I will be taking early retirement and looking forward to having more time to dedicate to my art and explore marketing it. I have wanted to get the 'brand' for my work right and was thinking about a …

Grounded

I must admit that I prefer the mindful use of grounded as being more self aware and well balanced - maybe my dictionary is rather old and outdated! Anyway, I have been reflecting on the grounds I want to use in my paintings and from that reflection feel more grounded as in self aware and …

Work In Progress – Pule Hill

This painting is of Marsden Moor, looking towards Pule Hill, a rather iconic, wedge-shaped hill that can be seen from miles around. Starting and sketching. Blocking in Adjusting colour, shape and form Adding detail Final Result

Scumbling

There are a number of painting techniques that I particularly like with oils and one of them is scumbling. Scumbling is traditionally described as applying a thin coat of broken colour to change the effect of the base colour without totally covering it. It is often advised to use opaque colours and lighter colours over …

Going Digital?

Over the lovely sunny days of July I have enjoyed some grand days out on walks in beautiful Yorkshire! Now, whilst I totally get the benefits of drawing en plein air I really don't like carrying lots of stuff when out on a general day with my family. I like to travel light! As light …

What’s my point?

During my artistic journey to date I have found so many things interesting, fascinating, joyful, a pleasure. I love seeing other people's work and have marvelled in their skill and the results. I have learnt so much by trying various different things with varying degrees of success. And whilst, not infrequently, I have been able …

En Plein Air

Testing out my new pochard box to see what works and what needs modifying. A rather chilly early evening at Beaumont Park, Huddersfield with members of the Huddersfield Art Society.