I have recently begun using oil and cold wax for my paintings. This medium provides many possibilities in working with layers to create a sense of texture. It is particularly effective in suggesting twigs, leaves and undergrowth and can be drawn into to create movement.
This little painting is one of a series of small, reasonably priced work that I will be exhibiting during Art Weeks.
I will be showing work in a group Exhibition at the A2 Gallery in Wells from 2 – 16 November.
This piece, INTO ELYSIUM, has just won Highly Commended at the Black Swan Open exhibition in Frome . I have several more multi-image pieces on the go at the moment and really enjoy working this way.
This week I have begun to work on a series of small oils for Somerset Art Weeks. So far I have begun five of them, none of which are finished. I am finding it quite difficult working in this medium again, using a combination of brush and palette knife. I am using a fast drying medium so that I don’t have to wait weeks for the thick paint to dry. I will post more as they continue ( I hope) to be resolved. They are based on hedgerows, wasteland and overgrown verges. Trying to convey the beauty and chaos of these sites is proving quite a challenge.
I have changed the format of the thumbnail pictures and they now also expand when clicked; or you can opt to see the thumbnails as a slideshow.
Yesterday I spent the day at Hauser and Wirth painting outside with a delegation of artists from Russia. This was organised through Somerset Art Works by artist Richard Pomeroy. Started 2 paintings which I will try to finish in the studio.
Well, it's all go again, getting work ready for Somerset Art Weeks, finishing various projects and have greeting cards and new business cards printed. It's been a really busy year do far, with no sign of it slowing down. Sales have not been good, but opportunities seem abundant so I guess that's something to be pleased about.