Working on a new Series – #1 Introduction

One of the most satisfying and productive periods I have had in recent years of creating art was when I worked on my body of work We all Cast Shadows. This was a theme and a collection of work that I had had bubbling around in my thoughts for a long time before I even...

Studio Update – Drawing to paint better

Following on from my last post where I wrote about how important ‘drawing for the sake of it is’ in my practice, I was also thinking last week about how important drawing is as a tool for improving my painting skills. I often think that drawing as seen as...

New material – new daily portraits for July

I began another series of daily portraits last week – planning again, to do one for every day this month of July but switching to a different material this time. I wanted to do something that would be a bit quicker than painting as I have lots of other work to...

Almost there ….. a studio tour

What happened to last week I ask you? For me – it went in a flurry of a studio move around and clean up which took the whole week in-between work and life (and I am still not done). But Oh My Goodness it is so much better. The move around was mainly prompted by...

Now for some painting!

At last, I have something new to show you. The last couple of weeks have been so full of ‘doing other things’ that my painting time has been seriously neglected – but I am not one for being able to focus on too many things at once – I like to...