Category Archives: Painting

Painting: acrylic in A4 sketchbook.

Looking back at old sketchbooks, they were terrible. They were rushed and flat. No more than underpainting really. So now I’m trying to find how far I can go. In previous years, I’d work out an idea then swap to … Continue reading

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Acrylic D3: boy

Another couple of hours while listening to Tom Yourke’s Sispiria. To think I nearly scrapped this two days ago. I went to bed frustrated and disheartened ready to cut the page out of the book in the morning. The next … Continue reading

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Acrylic D2: boy

I should have taken a photo after the 1st session yesterday. Problem was it was so fragmented that I was all set on scrapping the picture by bedtime. In the morning, various solutions were floating in my mind. Maybe layer … Continue reading

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Mural painting.

13°C, heavy showers. Just in time for memorial Sunday, I was given a day to get this mural painted at work. They’re having a kind of parents’ evening and the head decided it would be good to have the mural … Continue reading

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Art fix

17°C, sun and heavy showers. Tate Gallery, Liverpool. They’re showing Egon Sheile and some other stuff from their modern collection. This is what they said about the sculpture above: Louise Bourgeois 1911-2010 Mamelles 1991, cast 2001 Rubber, fibreglass and wood … Continue reading

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Lupins, in a bunch!

5°C, rain clearing. NW 10mph Look! I have a new coffee mug, it’s the start of a new era. Already tested it with new tea; a Kenyan leaf and an Indian one. The glaze is a nice aqua-marine turquoise and … Continue reading

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Hornbeam and a Laburnum

5°C, sun & light showers Day Three: adding tonal depth and a hint of colour.Listened to Kristin Hersh while doing this, the CD player is not very well- probably need to replace it. It’s only 15 years old.Left knee is … Continue reading

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Recovery

3°C, calm, clouded sky. Feels warm in comparison Recovery day: feeling brighter, opened the box of paints and found a canvas with a ground prepared already. . Listened to Max Richter while I did this one. You never can tell … Continue reading

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Wet oil

22°C, wind and warm cloud There is a gap in the evenings. I am painting in that gap now, but it’s asking too much to expect the sleepless gap in the night to close. Would that it were so.Gravity’s Angel: … Continue reading

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Paint in from the rain

18°C, rain Rain: it’s turning into a washout, there is a break in the gloom forecast for tomorrow so I am probably shooting over to Wales to do a few peaks while I can. It’s a desperate chance to make … Continue reading

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