Friday, 31 October 2014

Cornwall painting trip

Such a fantastic week down in Cornwall in my trusty van... despite the fog, managed to get a few painting moments in and some photography to last me in the studio. Here's one I did after a very grey day's coastal walk saw the sky open so very briefly...

This one - A Patch of Sun, Portscatho, will be available through the Harbour Gallery. It's acrylic on 25cm x 35cm board. I've been using oils recently which are just luscious to work with but in these damper days take so much longer to dry. Might switch back for a bit since I'm full of inspiration with all my Cornwall images - never been particularly patient!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Artist of the Year 2014

Amazing to discover I've been shortlisted by Artists and Illustrators Magazine along with 49 other applicants out of over 3000!

Here is the painting - if you like it - you can vote for me here!

I'm also working on seascapes and river scenes for the fantastic Harbour Gallery in Portscatho, which I'm very excited about. Here's the first, available through their website/gallery:

This is the river Fal, in oils on 60 x 30cm canvas. So enjoying using oils again! Acrylics are so versatile and much easier... but there are effects and qualities only achievable with oil paint. :)