A silly mixed media picture! Image 10×7.5 inches (26×18 cm).
A ‘found’ subject in this mixed media piece. One head peered out at me, so I added the others. Collage and painting. Image size 7.5 x 10 inches (19×25.5 cm).
At the pond
A boldly coloured version of an earlier drawing. You can see the original charcoal drawing on this blog. (I think I rather prefer the charcoal! You can’t win ’em all.)
Reproduction available here.
Acrylic on collaged papers. A suitable theme for August. Image measures 10×7.5 inches.
Thoughts in a garden
An imaginary setting for a curved shape in complementary colours! Developed from collaged decorated papers combined with a drawn figure and further decoration. Image size 8.25×11.5 inches (21×28 cm) – acrylic media on various papers.
Odalisque for 9th May
A figure cut from a collage of decorated papers affixed to another collage. The whole is quite enigmatic as the figure may be seen as a nude or dressed! The image size is 8×10.5 inches.
An abstract collage of decorated papers mounted on a monotyped ground. Image 7.5×6.5 inches.
Reproduction available here.
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.
It’s available as a print, greeting card or phone case.
Under the lights
A vivid/lurid background for the drawn figure with a weary face. What is her story? Image size 7.5×6.5 inches (19×16.5 cm).
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.)
Artwork is 7.5×5.5 inches (19×14 cm).
Ladder to nowhere
A cheerful abstract pattern made of my decorated papers with additional paintwork. This painting was sold at an exhibition but it is available as a print, greetings card or phone case here.
Size of artwork 7.5×7.5 inches (19×19 cm).
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.
Dreary, bleary Alice
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.
A layered painting with consequent texture. Essentially unplanned but pursued until I felt it was right. Size 5×7 inches (12.5×18 cm).
Another very small experimental piece in mixed media. Only 4 inches square (10 cm square). Rather accidental from start to finish but I was pleased with the colours.
A tiny mixed media picture with an unusual form of cross. The design was taken from a very old pew-end carving seen in a Cornish church. The image is 4×4 inches (10×10 cm).
Red sky at night
Hope the shepherds enjoy it! An abstract of red and blue measuring 7×7 inches (17.5×17.5 cm) collaged onto heavyweight watercolour paper.
Inward looking, outward looking
A collage with one of the prepared papers featuring a blind contour drawing. Image 8.5 inches square (21.5 cm square). Lightweight decorated papers on heavy 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).
A tiny picture only 4×4 inches but I found it pleasing when the abstract pieces seemed to make a nice whole. Prepared papers collaged onto heavyweight watercolour paper.