Sand and Shells…

very much enjoying having the watercolours out again. My life right now is pretty hectic and having these sorts of paintings on the go is a GREAT way to de-stress and focus on something other than ‘stuff’. Recommended.

Watercolour on Arches 300gsm hot press

11 x 8″

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Carn Brae- watercolours

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I’ve been messing around with the watercolours for a week or so, will upload more soon, in the meantime, here are a couple of very small watercolour paintings from last year based on photos from my UK trip.

Carn Brae-Cornwall.

Approx. 2 1/2″ or so…

Work(s) In Progress…

I have a few paintings on the go, dotted around the room, I try and keep them moving along in between commissioned bits and pieces. Here’s how these are shaping up so far…

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And here’s a sketch I made earlier, I like these 1 hour doodles as I’m able to try out new things without feeling like I have to create a masterpiece…

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This one was a very quick, end of the day doodle, very much enjoyed the loose quality of this one…

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Rocky Stream (sketch)

what is it about water that just calms the soul? I always seem to paint it when life gets a little too much. Painted this one tonight as a wind-down from the day. My work has gotten a little stiff lately, I’ll be doing more of these to rectify that.

Acrylic on paper, 8 1/4 x 11 3/4″

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Small Rocks…

When my sons were very young, they used to collect stones for me, as a sort of love gesture, I saved many of them and kept them in tubs. I pulled out a few out earlier today and painted them, great subjects for finding the hidden little nuances that you wouldn’t normally pay attention to (as with the shells (posted earlier)) each stone is unique…

Recommended.

watercolour on parchment paper 8 1/4 x 11 3/4″

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Female Fairy Wren…

Moving in with some finer details…
-Oil on canvas board 10×12″

It’s been a while since my head was in this sort of space, I used to paint a lot of this kind of thing, very much enjoying the challenge of making something look ‘real’, I’ve been working on this one, on and off, for a couple of days…

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