Grounded

'Ground' : noun - surface, reason, motive, coating, background, special area 'Grounded': adjective - run ashore, not permitted to fly! 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I prefer the mindful use of grounded as being more self aware and well balanced - maybe my dictionary is rather old and outdated!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 …

Autumn is Drawing In!

'Depth': noun - degree of deepness, deep place, abyss, intensity of colour or feeling, profundity. In addition to painting, towards the end of summer, I returned to drawing practice, as many artist friends have done in order to continue to develop observational skills, broaden mark making and expressive range and to practice theory in tone …

Annual Exhibition at Huddersfield Art Gallery

'Delight': verb - happiness, joy, pleasure! I was delighted to have two paintings accepted for the Annual Exhibition of the Huddersfield Art Society, held at Huddersfield Art Gallery. And further delighted when one of my paintings was awarded one of the Exhibition Team's Awards!

Work In Progress – Pule Hill

'Progress': verb - develop towards an improved or more advanced condition. 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

'Complementary': noun - companion, completing, correlative, corresponding, fellow, interdependent, interrelating, matched, reciprocol. 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. …

Going Digital?

'Impress': verb - to cause someone to feel admiration or respect 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 …

What’s my point?

'Authentic': adjective - real, true, faithful, genuine 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 …

My Studio Space

'Commandeer': verb - to officially take possession of. Once the children left 'the nest' I have been lucky enough to commandeer one of our bedrooms as a studio space. This room has been re-jiggled many times to make it work for me with what I am currently doing but generally I am happy with it …