The Mask She Wears

If you cast your mind back to October last year, you may remember a painting I did for a Wet Canvas Challenge all about Masks. Well the fascination with women and masks has stayed with me and is fast developing into a series of paintings that I envisage adding to in the future. Here are…

In Pieces

4 minutes. As I dashed across the road with my canvas held carefully, the paint was still wet and it was almost the 5 o’clock deadline. It had been a long, hot day that had started with the luxury of time and ended in a panicked rush and dash to the finish. Was I the…

Will I see you there?

Happy summer lovely people! (What do you mean it’s raining again?!) July looks set to be a wonderfully arty time – I’m hoping to go to a couple of life drawing classes this month at Carnegie House. It’s ages since I went and I could really do with the practice. Then on the 23rd July…

Exciting News!

It’s been all go these last few weeks, with progress going well on my latest series of paintings and plenty of local networking. The most exciting news this month is that I will be exhibiting (and hopefully selling!) some of my work at the BristolCon Art Show. For those of you who have not heard…

Can you spot the dragon?

I’ve spoken before about how Twitter is a never-ending source of inspiration and ideas for me. It’s such an accessible format to use, enables me to connect with creative people across the globe and I can control how relevant my twitter feed is. One evening, a wonderful tweet caught my imagination and energized me to…

Tease

My latest painting is a bit of a palette cleanser (pun intended). I wanted to try out a few glazing techniques to build up a rich depth of colour (and an excuse to break open a delicious new tube of burnt umber). I seem to have driven past a lot of cars hidden under tarpaulin…

Watercolour Woes

It’s not often I get a good few hours in a row to paint, but last Saturday I had the pleasure of going to a painting class and doing just that. It was a watercolour painting class for all abilities, lead by a very talented local artist Bryan Shambler. I’ve seen his work in local…