Work in progress…. more sky

Now the problem with doing a massive painting… is that it’s massive! Takes up loads of space, (most of a wall in this case) requires lots of paint… and I mean lots! And it takes ages…

Now this last point isn’t really an issue, in fact it’s more the point of this particular painting, do something over a long period of time that I go away from and come back to.

The sky isn’t really the sky in the photo that this picture is based on but it’s more how that sky feels through the trees at the moment, I walk these woods almost every day and in the afternoon it now feels like the sky is rushing to get dark.

Creative afternoon

Been a while since I had chance for some creative time due to work and a holiday, yes a holiday… 😱

Maybe the most wonky star
Pine 🌲 tree is a little better, still need to practice cutting with the dremel more.
These were more fun and looked better, after a drilling and screwing through a few errors I have some snowmen.

Afternoon’s Christmas gift idea creating, only happy with the snowmen ⛄️, think they’ll be getting a coat of paint…

I’m fancying something in the range of Calvin and Hobbes snowmen.. lots more slices of wood to be done.


This piece started as a practice of a dabbing style and just grew into what I’m seeing as a transition of water to earth, the green and browns like the compressed layers in stone and the yellow and orange shores and sand.

It was certainly fun to do and I’m enjoying having it on the wall.

Wood working gifts

This spring time during the great “lockdown” of 2020, I started to whittle and shapes some piece of wood into necklace gifts.

The sloth I’d seen a picture of on Pinterest and was able to almost perfectly replace it.

Using fine drill bits and files I was able to shape cut away the unwanted parts.

The wolf head was a slower process as the piece of wood was much harder and took much more work to shape.

Enjoyable experience and I think I’ll be making more as gifts in the future and I have about 20 slices of a branch to use!

Inwards or outwards swirls

This was a very large like 1m x 1.5m canvas all done with dab and flick technique.
Loved the slow build up of layers and working round the meeting points to mix it up
Some colours just have such amazing contrasts
I felt like a centre piece was required, but I was never totally happy with how this turned out.

The idea

Inspiration being drawn in, to creativity flowing out.


Same painting just in different light.

This one was inspired by my exploration of the heathen culture, researching the history of the vikings, their gods and beliefs.

It comes from an ancient Icelandic stave and in that text it states that

“if this sign is carried, one will never lose one’s way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known”

As a person who is always drifting it speaks to me to know your way.

So it now hangs in my kitchen and is the first thing you can see when you walk through the door.