Sunday, 20 May 2018

The train is here

The train is here. I experimented with acrylic inks over watercolour, a train arriving at a station. I applied neat inks over a dry watercolour painting. 10x14 ins.

Thursday, 10 May 2018


Fun. Acrylic on paper. This piece started out as a couple of figures on a beach and then I thought it's a bit dull and ordinary. Too many blue tones.

So I experimented a bit with liquid acrylics and a spatter technique to add some different effects. It's different, and even if the final piece is transformed for better or worse. The idea is to not be afraid to experiment, and one learns what effects to use or not in other pieces.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

You first

You first. Acrylic ink on paper. I thought I would try out some acrylic inks. Very like watercolours, and can dilute with water as well. One difference is the intensity of the colours and washes can be layered over dried layers without the risk of lifting.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Time to go

Time to go. Two figures leaving a beach as evening draws in. An oil study on paper using impasto gel for heavy textural effects. The gel sets up very quickly and I would normally use a sturdier support such as a panel, when putting down heavy impasto, to avoid the possibility of any cracking in the future.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

A pair

A pair, two apples. I very occasionally paint a still life and this simple composition was the result. Palette knife impasto on Arches oil paper.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

A five minute study

A five minute oil study of a landscape. Oil on paper using a limited palette, ultramarine blue, cad yellow, titanium white and touch of permanent rose., A simple little composition to loosen up before or after more serious painting.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Another day

Another day, oil on board. Palette knife impasto using some galkyd medium. A person facing another day.