A mixed media picture with depth and colour. Vague enough to find different subjects as you catch sight of it. Image size 5.5 x 7.5 inches. On heavyweight watercolour paper support, ready to frame under glass.
Reproductions of this painting in different formats or as a greetings card are available here.
A charcoal drawing of a childhood memory. An evening of great excitement and suspense because the moonflowers open with visible drama only at night. A painting of the same scene followed. Image size 13×15 inches.
An imagined subject drawn in charcoal. The cut off elements add to the overall feeling of movement. There is a theme of echoes and a struggle to balance the elements in the picture. As often happens, a painting was done based on the drawing but it didn’t have the same satisfaction for me. Image size 15×11 inches.
A charcoal drawing bringing together different scenes (with some liberty): a nice church with a bell ringing the Angelus but no services (and showing a fantastic art exhibition), a bent old lady feeding her chickens, neat crops and rolling fields. Image size 19×15 inches.
Charcoal drawing developed from a mini sketch done on site. There is our ‘leader’ Gordon a bit peeved everyone is late. There was no way to see the reportedly lovely garden and chateau behind the wall but the village had lots of delights and far-reaching views. Image size 17.5×12.5 inches.
A charcoal drawing based loosely on a glimpse into a below street level window in a small French town. How fascinating are these momentary views of other people and their lives! Image size 14×11.5 inches.
A fun charcoal drawing done in response to the challenge in a group activity on the subject of ‘flood’. It is an imagined portrayal of an actual event when a swollen stream washed away a camping holiday. Image size 13×14.5 inches.
A painting I’m fond of and have on the screen of one of my ancient laptops. Various children have asked if I painted it and how I did it. Well, you just get some very absorbent paper, drop colours on it, wait for it to dry, drop more colour and repeat! Then, if you haven’t made a hole or got it a horrible colour, you think of a name. Image size 7.5 inches square approximately.
This abstract collage was made with papers decorated with monotype. It would be impossible to reproduce any of the patterned papers exactly. The lightweight papers take the colour in unpredictable ways. The scraps have been stuck to heavy watercolour paper with acid-free adhesive. The title reminds me of a book my father owned called The Golden Road to Samarkand by James Elroy Flecker – the name always fascinated me as a child. Image size approximately 10×9 inches.