A suitable picture for Easter and spring. Hope we see the sun… Image 5.5×7.25 inches. This is a mixed media painting which I completed while following an online course with Diane Culhane. There aren’t enough hours in the day to do all the painting I want to – all such fun.
A monotype worked in several layers of gouache on Arches paper. The design is loosely based on a picture of an old turf cutting which is said to represent deities. It is from the Gog Magog Hills – an area steeped in tales of mysterious appearances, buried giants and ghosts. (The name ‘hills’ is slightly misleading as they are not very high: just definitely above the flat plain and therefore giving a commanding view.)
A tiny collage picture (ATC size) which includes a reproduction of a detail from a larger painting. It is so strange how the tilt of the head, the surrounding colour etc. changes everything – she looked quite happy before!
The original portrait sold long ago but this new version is available as a print in various formats here.
A collaged pattern of pieces cut from prepared papers and stuck on a monotype background. The theme was suggested by a couple of the shapes but the pattern is abstract really and is one of an experimental set using simplified 3-tone versions of photographs as a starting point. 7×5 inches (18×13 cm).
I had this framed and Adam the framer said it was foxes so I renamed it Vulpes vulpes! But it’s still listed under the old title here.
Most of my current collages are made with decorated papers I prepare myself but this one I ‘made earlier’ has always been one of my favourites. The shape of the house is more-or-less as it should be but it was actually black and white. The collaged additions are not Caribbean!
A small picture which evolved through collage and many layers of paint. The title comes I think from Mervyn Peake’s Letters from a Lost Uncle and always makes me smile. Image 6.75 inches square (17 cm square) on heavyweight watercolour paper.
Well, no – it’s not really an elephant, I agree! But at a quick glance it might be! A mixed media piece including some collaged prepared papers on heavyweight watercolour paper. Size 6.5 inches square (16.5 cm square).
This is a tiny image – only 4.5 inches square – but I find it pleasing because you have to seek out the man of the title. A representation of a happy day out exploring the surroundings of an old English church.