Thursday, 28 March 2013

Two small paintings

I've been making small paintings over the last couple of weeks. Here are two of them :

Pink Overwhelm
Acrylics and Watercolour
Erupting Rectangle
Acrylics and collage

Friday, 15 March 2013

Where colours go to die

This title happened as I was painting and it feels right.

Acrylic and collage on canvas 15.5"x15.5"

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

4x4 project on canvas

4 4x4 canvasses
Total dimensions 8"x8" Acrylic on canvas

I've enjoyed making these little things, but there's something weird about the small scale. I don't feel I have enough scope to do what I want to do on them. Either I give up on it, or I do a whole load more of them and mount them all on one board to make them into one big piece. I shall see what happens !

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Two slices of Coast

To go with your breakfast !

Acrylic and collage on canvas
2x   11 3/4"x11 3/4"

Thursday, 7 March 2013

The Alchemy of Mining

Levant Mine

I'm fascinated by all the old mine works around in the landscape where I live. There's something very basic about the alchemical transformation of earth elements into metals. It's also quite frightening to see where the guts of the Earth have been ripped out and left out on the surface for us to watch. And now, since the mining is now almost extinct, the Earth is reclaiming the land again, making it whole, greening up what was once an intense industrial landscape.

Here is a painting showing something of what this landscape evokes for me.

Levant Alembic

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

iPad Drawings from January

 West Penwith Landscape
Tuscan Villa

Canvas Paintings - This year so far

Ancient Rome 12"x12"
The old Furnace 16"x19"
The Earth in Winter 15.5"x15.5"

All are acrylic and collage with pastels and charcoal on canvas. Best viewed large by clicking on the image.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

A Drawing

I did loads of work today, on paintings, printmaking and drawing and was getting nowhere, when suddenly I drew this on top of a failed monoprint. I quite like it. It has the feel of the West Penwith Landscape as I experience it anyway.