Tonalist Sunset…

I’ve become very interested in a tonalist approach to painting, and to be honest, I feel I’ve been applying many of it’s philosophies throughout my time painting. As much as I love detail sometimes, the pure bliss of laying colours down this way really appeals to me. The work of the American Landscape master George Inness has really knocked me on my bum. The guy was incredible, a fellow Taurus and more importantly, a truth seeker, a seeker of life’s mysteries… his work and his unique approach to life really moves me. I expect to be making a lot of paintings in this manner in the future.

oil on board

8 1/4 x 11 3/4″

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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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Wildflowers- Some Progress…

I started work on this one months ago, have recently been tinkering with it, very happy to have the oils out on it now as I went as far as I could with acrylics, which is great for the underlayers, but the oils somehow make the painting come alive, as well as being beautiful to work with- Here’s how it’s looking so far…

acrylics/oils on canvas 24 x 24″

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