Small Paintings…

This is how I make so much more progress in such a short space of time. These small paintings help to try out new things in a sort of ‘no pressure’ situation. Rather than working on huge masterpieces, I find it helps to have a few smaller works (these are approx. 7 x 9″ each) and try out new mediums, new subject matter and new techniques, the results are often surprising and really help your work in the long run.

oil on board

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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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