Rocks and Water…

rocks in water sketchBeen hard at work on other things today and needed to make this quick oil sketch for a change of scene.

oils. 16×12″

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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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A Sleeping Beauty…

I have three paintings, in various stages of completion, of this lovely lady on the go right now, it’s a joy to work on some figurative stuff…

thanks to sitara-leotastock.deviantart.com for the use of the beautiful photos.

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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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Lots Of Little Stones…

REALLY enjoyed working on this, I found a zen sort of space in myself and took full advantage, I recommend trying these sorts of subjects, they’re not as tricky as they look but they do take a little applying of oneself…

oil on panel 13 x 13″

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The Stream- Update…

I haven’t posted the progress of this one here for a while. Here’s how it’s looking right now. I tried to have it finished for Christmas (it’s a gift for somebody) but I didn’t make that deadline. Still, it’s coming together nicely, shouldn’t be too much longer…

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The Stream…

Here’s a painting (of my children) I’m currently working on, one I’m very much enjoying, due in large part, to the highly detailed nature of the piece., as it’s a present for someone, I wanted it to be a little special. I’m working on it in acrylics at the moment but will switch to oils for technical reasons soon.

Plenty more still left to do, will post it’s progress as I go…

Acrylic on Canvas

23 1/2 x 35 1/2″

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Some progress…

Been working periodically on this one, it’s lovely seeing it come together without a single hitch (touching wood as I say this). Looking forward to doing some more very soon.

oil on canvas.
27 x 20″

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Waterfall- Some Progress…

Really enjoying this one. After working all day on illustrations for clients, it’s a treat to pick up the paints and bash away at something for myself. I’ve recently been inspired to paint landscapes again (I paint nature whenever possible), and using oils has given me a new lease of (artistic) life. Here’s how it looks on my easel right now…

oil on canvas- 27 x 20″

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Dolphins…

I’ve been working on a painting, just a little bit here and there around my commissioned work- this one’s been calling me for a while. Will post more progress as I go. (oil on canvas approx. 23 x 35″)

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Into The Woods…

I first started workon this one 3-4 years ago, it’s been sitting in the corner of my studio ever since calling at me, I finally feel as though the time is right to get back onto it. Here’s what’s happening with it so far… (oils).

(model – elandria.deviantart.com)

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Work In Progress…

I have a lot of stuff happening right now. If you’ve seen any of my recent posts you’ll know I have an exhibition coming up. I’ve been absolutely inspired lately and am playing things by ear. I haven’t made a shortlist of art to exhibit yet so I’m frantically painting away to see which ones resonate the most with me. I started this one earlier this morning and have spent approx. 4 hours on it so far, the fact that I’ve done this much in such a short space of time leads me to conclude that I’ll probably be exhibiting this. (oils).

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