Sunday, 30 June 2013

Drawing And Painting Together At Last

Angry Water
Acrylic On Canvas
18 x 14"

Fountain 2
Graphite On Paper
16.5 x 11.75

More Luck Than Hard Work
Graphite On Paper
16.5 x 11.75"
     For a few years now I have been trying to find a way of making my drawings recognisable next to my paintings in a unified style. This has proven to be quite a challenge as dry and wet mediums have very different properties and I have often felt the freedom of painting is lost with drawing. Of course this was before I discovered water-soluble graphite. This has freed my drawings up and I am now able to place marks down with the same freedom as I would have with a brush. This hybrid approach suits me fine as I can work in a both painterly and direct manner on the paper. So more drawings to come soon.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

You Can Try

You Can Try
Acrylic On Canvas
18 x 14"
     Maybe I should have paid more attention to Of Mice And Men at school.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Views Of Conisbrough

Acrylic On Canvas
22 x 16"

Acrylic On Canvas
30 x 20"
     Here are two paintings I did of quite unique buildings in my home town of Conisbrough. Resolve is of Conisbrough Castle and Schism is of a chapel. I will leave it up to you to interpret the paintings. There are certainly quite a lot of interesting buildings in Conisbrough and I hope to paint them all. In fact I am about to begin work on the St Peters church soon which should prove a challenge and keep me busy for a while.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Still Life

Acrylic On Canvas Board
20 x 16"

Painting Of A Rhinoceros Sculpture
Acrylic On Paper
11.7 x 9.4"
     I tried my hand at a still life recently. Not much chance for abstraction here but that wasn't the point. I just wanted to see how well I handled smaller subject matter. With landscapes its often about the bigger picture but here the details are important.