Friday, 25 October 2019

Thanks, But No Thanks

I occasionally volunteer at the Babylon Gallery so I was amused to serve a visitor buying one of my postcards. ('Another Year' - you can see it on my PRINTS FOR SALE page)
 When I pointed out it was of one of my paintings, the woman said she was buying it for her husband.  As he was standing close by, I offered to explain what the image represented.
I glanced across again to see that they had both disappeared. They were in a hurry, obviously.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Finger Licking Good

I'm doing  experiments for my new painting 'The Wasp and the Ring'.
As the picture shows a starry, night sky I've been using the oil paint very freely with my fingers. I've also been using shapers - a brush-like shaped tool but made of rubber. It enabled me to move the paint around in an expressive manner.
When it came to painting the figures though, I reverted back to my 00 paintbrush as they are going to be very small and almost invisible, until you get up close.

Thursday, 10 October 2019

On The Move

On the move - not us but the car! Gaining a bit more land has enabled me to build another garage/shed for my Morris Minor and I was keen to have it on display in there for my latest tour last Saturday.
The structure was finished at 6pm on Friday night so was able to move the car to it's new home and very splendid it looked. Toad was then seated in the driving seat (you can see him in the first two stories on the MEDIA page) so that visitors could compare  with the images in my painting
 'Who Stole The Toothpaste?'.

Thursday, 3 October 2019

A Line In The Sand

I've been doing some preparatory work on my next painting, 'The Wasp and the Ring'.
I'd always imagined that the old nativity models (to symbolise the different characters in my story) would be half covered in sand as if found during an archaeological dig and I duly started making drawings of them in this way.
However, while trying to decide how to place the figures I also got interested in astronomy and astrological signs. I decided to use the shape of Taurus the bull to chart the various points of light as this is Sebastian's birth sign.
So the figures are now floating in the sky with parts of them covered by  clouds rather than sand. At least that's the idea at the moment.