Tuesday, 29 April 2014


The monotypes (see previous post) were fun, but I fancied a bit of colour again. So I decided to produce a couple of acrylic landscapes. I wanted to retain the simplistic structural elements, and linear composition, of my recent monotype work, ie., concentrating on basic shapes to portray the wider, panoramic landscape. I thought it was time to experiment too. Going back to my roots, I thought I would try some watercolour-esque washes of dilute heavy-body acrylic. These translucent washes added a new dimension to my work… I even left the canvas unpainted in one. To be honest, I'm still fond of the opaque blocks of colour, that so often frequent my work, so it was nice to strike a balance between the delicate nature of the wash and the robust heavy-body brush work in these two new pieces (below).

Daybreak over distant tors
Dark edge

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Adventures in monotypes… the beginnings

Hi. Long time, no post. However, I have not been idle… I've been doing lots of DIY actually, plus a little painting, and a little experimentation. Here's some of the things I've been doing whilst I'm waiting for the paint to dry, the plaster to set, the drill's battery to charge (insert plausible excuse here).

Dark ridge-3/monotype

Storm over distant tors-1/monotype

Monterey cypresses-1/monotype