Beneath our feet

Portland Bill 3
Portland Bill 3, acrylic inks, coloured pencils, watercolour

A commissioned painting for someone who also has a love of rocks and pebbles. It was inspired by a visit to Portland Bill some time ago and this is one of a series on the same theme. The first was purely a study, a drawing exercise using graphite and coloured pencil. This version is more detailed yet also more spontaneous in its treatment, using both wet and dry media (plus a little bit of chemistry) to get where I wanted it to be.

 

Yellow Iris

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Yelbow Iris, acrylic inks, 51x64cm framed size; £POA

On show at Insight 2017, the flagship exhibition of Open Studios. Last weekend of opening at New Greenham Arts, Newbury, 11-5pm daily.

The lie of the land

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Lancashire Patchwork I, acrylic ink and pastels, 2017 (SOLD)

Such a good feeling – when something in a scene makes you want to paint, and then someone else gets it enough to want to buy it.

This was the first iteration of a view in Lancashire that I have since painted in acrylics –  Lancashire Patchwork II. That version is currently on show at Sandham Memorial Chapel with Open Studios. This one has gone to a new home.