Thursday, 22 February 2018

Still Life with charcoal.


This was more an exercise in learning how to use charcoal pencils rather than creating a still life!! Having now learnt how messy it can be it has not deterred me from exploring the use of pencils in the future once I have more time to spend on my art and I have cleared up the current mess I made with this one [thank you Ben Nicholson once again!!].



 

The backboard was undercoated in texture medium then dry brush painted before the shapes were created with medium and hard charcoal pencils.

Set behind glass in a shallow wood box frame finished in white - 29" x 21" x 2"

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Lyme Regis revisted.

With time for my art at a premium I have been turning back the clock and working on a piece which was a style that I created almost at the beginning of my new career. The style and pieces I created back in 2009 were well received and I was fortunate to sell each piece which left me with very little to refer to. I had always thought that I had abandoned the style a little too soon and look forward to developing it further with what I hope to be a little more ability acquired since 2009!!!

A funny but satisfying experience in trying to remember just how I did them and I am pleased with this 2018 version.

Lyme Regis 2018


Various paints on board and set behind glass in my trademark shallow box frame and the framed piece measures 29" x 23" x 2"

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

On the wall in February 2018

Some of you are aware that I am currently on 'other duties' rather than working in the studio - to this end I thought I would list the pieces of completed artworks which are available for purchase.


Scott Blue Still Life



Various paint on stretched canvas set in a real wood natural finish floating frame the framed piece measures 44" x 33" x 2.5"


'Order and Chaos'




Various paints on board set behind glass in a real wood box frame finished in chalky white paint - the framed piece measures 33" x 25" x 2"


White Relief  1/18


Hand cut board laminated in relief style and set in a real wood natural finish box frame behind glass the framed piece measures 29" x 23" x 2"


Breaking the Edge


Various paints on canvas board set in a wood box frame behind glass finished in chalky white paint  the framed piece measures 22" x 18" x 2"


Scott Still Life


Set behind glass in a wood swept frame finished in chalky white paint - the framed piece measures 30" x 25" x 2.5"


Branksome Beach




Set behind glass in a real wood shallow box frame finished in off white - the framed pieces measures 29" x 23" x 2"


Pollock II



Set behind glass in a real wood swept frame finished in black with inside gold detail - the overall piece measures 31" x 26" x 2"


Lulworth View I


Set behind glass in a real wood frame finished in chalky white - the overall framed piece measures 33" x 25" x 2"






Monday, 29 January 2018

Order & Chaos - Ellsworth Kelly ft Jackson Pollock

This piece presents work in the style of two of America's greatest abstract expressionists Ellsworth Kelly and Jackson Pollock - I have named it 'Order & Chaos'. The 'Kelly' sided is alternate raised board finished in the same colours used in the.....well chaotic 'Pollock' side!!!




Set in a real wood box frame behind glass and measures 33" x 25" x 2"

Friday, 26 January 2018

Pollock - drip painting

I have attempted a few of these in the past and it is fair to say that time erases the memory of just how much mess it creates!! However now finished this weekend I shall be spending much of my time repainting the walls and ceiling !!




Set behind glass in a real wood frame which is finished in black with gold detail.
31" x 26" x 2"




Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Watching paint dry!!

In between working on a commission and creating some new work for my 'Breaking the Edge' series I decided to let fly with the paint in the manner of Jackson Pollock! The images are excerpts of two sides of the piece which will be set in the frame shown - until the paint dries I am unable to stand it vertically or set it in the frame!! 



Now the clean up begins!!


Wednesday, 17 January 2018

'Breaking the Edge'


I have started a new series of work under the heading of 'Breaking the Edge' - this is a 20" x 16" working sketch to create ideas for the first piece which will be a large canvas.






Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Kline Shapes II - SOLD

Welcome to 2018 - I start with a piece started in 2017 Kline Shapes II is various texture medium and paints on stretched canvas. 




Set in a real wood floating frame - 44" x 33" x 2.5"

The frame can be painted to a customer preference colour.

Friday, 1 December 2017

'Two Pears and a Bowl' Still Life

This piece is various paints on canvas board and is set behind glass in a real wood shallow box frame finished in chalky white paint.



Framed dimensions - 21" x 17" x 2"

Thursday, 23 November 2017

William Scott - Still Life pieces.

As time is at a premium between now and Xmas due to my other commitments I have delved into our personal collection of 'Witham' artwork.

These pieces emulated the work of William Scott and his wonderful minimal still life compositions.

Scott Still Life I - SOLD

This piece is various paints on stretched canvas and is set in a solid ash floating frame finished in chalky white paint.





Framed dimensions - 42" x 34" x 2"

Scott Still Life II

This piece is various paints on textured board and is set in a real wood swept frame behind glass.



Framed dimensions 25" x 30" x 2"

Still Life III - SOLD

Various paints on board set behind glass in a shallow box frame.


Framed dimensions 23" x 23" x 2"






Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Kline Shapes I and II

It has been some time since I worked on and presented a large canvas - these pieces are a nod to the American abstract expressionist artist Franz Kline and his black and white work.

The canvasses I have used here have been collecting surface texture over the past few years and I decided to use two of Kline's more simple shapes and then set them in a satin wood floating frame.

The problems of photographing what are larger pieces aside I am happy with the outcome.

Kline Shapes I
SOLD



Kline Shapes II



Pictured unframed - offered framed as Kline Shapes I

The framed pieces measures 44" x 33" x 2.5"


Sunday, 29 October 2017

Beach Road IV

In this piece I have combined various techniques - the piece starts as hand cut board laminated in relief style - the board is then undercoated with texture medium - various paints and charcoal pencil are then used with sanding and scraping to finish.






The artwork is set on backboard within a sanded satinwood frame behind glass and the overall measurements are 29" x 23" x 2"