Indian inks again!
Working on new paintings for an exhibition in Pezenas, France in September
I walk past these gates every day. Whilst painting them, I can’t help thinking of John Piper who painted more or less exactly the same view in the 1980s. I find it’s difficult to be objective about your own work at the time of painting it but looking back, I like this one!
a series of watercolour postcards just completed – done for a friend to promote his new gardening business!
short clip of us playing in Marseillan, France at the Fete de Musique in June.
Some of the new paintings at The Real Wood Gallery exhibition in Woodstock today. Great response to the recent work!
Painted in watercolour and Indian ink on a smooth Fabriano paper which behave very differently to the rough surface I normally use.
Started this painting with the background washes, working on wet paper with very strong colour. When the paint was almost dry began to paint in the suggestion of trees with Indian ink. I find that working so large (about 1.5m wide x 1m deep) helps keep the painting fluid with lots of energy and movement. I seem to be leaving my dark images behind me for the time being at least!
I have lots of new work for the Woodstock exhibition, starting next week
a change of direction in terms of style and media, this is mainly acrylic mixed with ink and watercolour
Woodstock water meadows for the June exhibition at Real Wood Gallery
A couple of paintings of the water meadows near to where I live in Woodstock UK
Some of my recent work at the Paragon Gallery exhibition in Cheltenham.