Saturday, 28 May 2011

Artweeks 2011 draws to a close, next stop Meller in August...

Well Artweeks comes to an end on Monday (If you haven’t been over yet, I’m open tomorrow 1-6 & Monday 12-6 ;)) Things have gone very well, lots of visitors, good sales & some excellent feedback on the paintings, particularly the latest pieces, which is great, all in all a very productive month :) If you’re one of the people who came over and inquired about the latest paintings which I said would be going to the Meller Gallery in June, they’ll now be going in August, but they’ll be more of them (keep looking in here to see the extra additions) I’ll post when I know the exact date and which of their galleries they’ll be in (Oxford, Witney or both).

As you can see from the photo I’ve started on the latest piece ‘In Dreams You’re Mine – I’ and primed several canvases ready for the August Meller show paintings…Lots of work to do :)

Dreaming of you - Finished

All done...lots more to paint for August...more on that later....

Sunday, 22 May 2011

'Dreaming of you - I' Part 1

I’ve started on this new piece over the weekend ‘ Dreaming of you – I’, there may, or may not be a dandelion flower floating about her…I haven’t decided yet :) The model is Rebecca.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Waiting for the Right One - I - Finished

Another long day today, but that’s meant I’ve finished ‘Waiting for the Right One – I’.
I’m really pleased with this one, the best picture I’ve painted for a few years I think…I wanted something that was beautiful as an image, while having a very personal meaning to me & a flexible meaning to viewers in general…I think I’ve got much closer to that aim than I have for a while…hope you like it & find something within it that speaks to you…

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Waiting for the Right One - I - part 3

Late night opening for Artweeks, so 11 hours in the studio today…knackered now, but I got a lot done :) I’ve finished the second tone on ‘Waiting for the Right One I’ & painted her face, so just the hands & Gold to go…

Sunday, 15 May 2011

waiting - part 1

Artweeks is well underway now & we've had some lovely visitors in over the weekend, in between borring them with my chatter on pigments I've managed to get a little work done on this new painting. It's called 'Waiting for the right one - I' & the model is Katie.
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Sunday, 8 May 2011

Whispering to the Wind I - part 3

Artweeks, week 1, is all up and running now & having finished getting prepared for that, I’m back to painting…I’ve applied the Gold Leaf to the dandelions and finished painting Aimee’s face, just her hand left to paint now.
I’m really pleased with the way this one has come together, the balance between the quality of the finish, the overall design, the depth of the story & the time to produce it all feels right. I’m really keen to continue a series along these lines…Hopefully they’ll go down well at the Gallery :)

Tuesday, 3 May 2011