More dance paintings

More dance paintings

I have been really enjoying painting dancers. There’s something about the combination of the human body in motion and its expressive power combined with music that really appeals to me and draws together things I am interested in (I wrote about this in my blog...
Adapting to lockdown artist-style

Adapting to lockdown artist-style

Well, a lot has changed since my last blog post when I was busy teaching regularly and travelling to London once a week to study oil painting. It all changed over the past week or so and all my groups and teaching have now been cancelled, along with the course. But we...
Art and music and dance and soul

Art and music and dance and soul

It’s Strictly season again and I’m hooked right in already. Loving a dancing show feels kind of weird to me as I’ve never been good at dancing myself, though I love music of all different types, and I’ve certainly never been a sequin and...
Latest paintings

Latest paintings

  I finally had a chance to get some painting done during August; it’s been a busy few months and it was good to get back to the canvas. Marilyn commission   One of the brilliant things about art group (well the one I go to anyway) is that it pushes...
Latest painting – Dreamweaver

Latest painting – Dreamweaver

I’ve just finished an oil painting that I’m aiming to hang at the Surrey Contemporary Art Fair. I’ve had the reference pictures since my trip to Leeds last year, and I chose one that isn’t specifically linked to the subject’s hobby but I...
Alla prima portraits – progress pictures

Alla prima portraits – progress pictures

I thought I’d show you how some of my recent portraits developed. I’ve painted these on Arches oil paper all in one go (alla prima), so without layers of glazes. Each painting is done in a day to take advantage of the properties of working wet on wet into...

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