Big Art Dump

have been focused on other areas of late, apologies for the lack of art here, I’ve been really busy however, here’s some of what I’ve been up to.

As I have a solo exhibition coming up in February, I thought I’d better try and learn how to paint, these small, often quick sketches are really helping…

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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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