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.
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!
Lessons learnt from a recent water inspired painting, applied to the sky of this one. More layers of light blues and then white and then the sun and finally the green of the leaves to come….
Totally made this up from memory.
I have a image in my head of the mountains at the side of loch Lockie in Scotland from when I’ve done road trips up there.
This is that image…
It was fun to as the style was very different to anything I had previous done and it was a much slower production, taking 3-4 days as I needed to allow the paint to dry.
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.
Sunset in Hawksworth woods
Big canvas, starting with the trees
Various Browns black and ochre yellow
This is going to take a while, but it’s feeling good already, I know where it’s going and the techniques for each element, trees, leaves, sky, sun, shrubs, ferns, path…
it’s already finished in my head it just needs me to feed the canvas the paint and it’ll form it’s self… almost.
Inspired by a friend who wants a picture of a robin
All left to right strokes, got the head a little wrong, will have to try another
Blues and lines
There was no idea, plan or forethought with this one, the paint just flowed on to the canvas and the lines started to form themselves.
I’m not sure it’s finished yet… it could go on for a while..
Wakanda Forever“ The sad loss of Chadwick Boseman, the same week as i finished this painting created some more emotional connections to it that i was expecting.
Its black on purple or purple on black… theres more options for a purple back ground so thats how it started
This template was bugger to create the lines in the logo are hard to follow…. for a throw paint at things artist
Sponges are awesome!
if in doubt throw some paint at it.
Not even, not perfect but non of my work is, it goes with the series and the boys (clients) are happy.
Rest in peace Chadwick Boseman