Make even more art

This is excellent advice and I feel a painting spree coming on : ) Meanwhile here are a couple of small paintings that I finished this week…

As much as I love black canvases, they can be tricky to photograph ~ ‘Night Garden’ has gold and silver highlights and a texture that makes it look wonderfully 3D in certain lights and ‘Hearts of Gold’ has gold lines that accidentally (or not) ended up looking like hearts ~ both paintings catch the light in ways that a single picture can’t really show.

‘Night Garden’ acrylic on canvas, 150 x 150 mm, 2020. Available.
‘Hearts of Gold’ acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 mm, 2020. Available.

I have been experimenting with little videos of my paintings in an attempt to show how they catch the light ~ but my WordPress plan doesn’t support said videos and the ones I’ve uploaded to Etsy can’t be seen by everyone because the feature is still in beta phase. Sigh. Hopefully it won’t be too long until everyone can see what I’ve been working on. Meanwhile… I’ll just have to make more art : )

A Single Day

Everything Centred Around a Single Day — acrylic on canvas (Drawing Room mock-up), 405 x 405 mm, 2018. Sold.

I’ve been experimenting with my six-word stories again. Several months ago I created a couple of small mixed media versions by transferring printed words onto painted canvases. This time I’ve painted the words so that they are an integral part of an abstract landscape. I’m so pleased with the result that I’m already planning the next one…

All Together Now…

Four freshly varnished lily pond paintings are now looking for good homes. Extra points if you know where the titles come from : )

Here, There and Everywhere — acrylic on canvas, 405 x 405mm, 2018. Available.

We Can Work it Out — acrylic on canvas, 405 x 405mm, 2018. Available.

All Together Now — acrylic on canvas, 405 x 405mm, 2018. Available.

There’s a Place — acrylic on canvas, 405 x 405mm, 2018. Available.

Reflections on a Lily Pond

Reflections on a Lily Pond series – final paintings

I’ve been on one of my painting journeys over the last few weeks, revisiting Sparkle and Shine, a landscape (pondscape?) from 2013.

WIP#1 – works in progress – underpainting and figuring out the composition

WIP #1  I started with black canvases and used intense colours for the underpainting because I wanted the lily pads to really stand out against the blue-black water.

WIP#2 – adding colour

WIP #2  Then I painted green over the pink and yellow over the purple. Lighter blue ‘sparkle’ shapes were introduced to the water.

WIP#3 – the final touches

WIP #3  The final stage included adding touches of pink for the highlights.

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I’m going to wait a week or so for them to dry properly, varnish them (because I think reflections should be glossy and I want the water to look deliciously dark and deep), and then these four new paintings will be available on Etsy.