Pen & Wash on paper
8″ x 8″
Working from a cropped section of the original painting
Acrylic & Gold Leaf on paper 36 x 30cm
This is done in several layers, adding paint, scraping it off until the desired effect was achieved. The copy doesn’t really do it justice as it has dark depths and glittering surfaces.
Inspired by the photo below taken late at night overlooking the harbour in Looe, Cornwall which I think is the best time to vist Looe when a variety of little shops are open in the cobbled streets and wonderful smells emerge from local fish restaurants.
Using scraps of paints, textiles and paper this expressive abstract is very tactile. I love the feel of different surfaces and when visiting exhibitions and galleries I have to keep my touchy feely mits to myself!
An ink sketch looking at the connecting points in a group of bubbles. Again, part of a series of work looking at bubbles, (which was inspired by work I did over last summer about the sea.) It is part of a work in process.
Watercolour on paper. Taken from a cropped section of the ink sketch. I love working in watercolour, especially wet in wet – very relaxing!
Drizzeled paint onto board inspired by the ink and watercolour sketches
Part of a series of drawings and paintings inspired by bubbles. I arrived at this stage after photographing many bubbles in various locations, using photoshop to edit before cropping and transfering into charcoal sketches, from here I cropped again for a pastel sketch, which I cropped finally for this artwork.
I enjoy working with soft pastels, messy, but fun. I don’t use them often but intend to do more with them this year.
Acrylic on canvas – SOLD
An abstract painting revealing my feelings to the colours and shapes I experience within my son, from babyhood to man. I am researching my response to colours I feel with people, places and memories. Looking at the past and present in time, concealing and revealing.