This image of the One With the Ocean group, based in the US, appeared in The Guardian in November 2021 and I immediately wanted to have a go at rendering it myself. After posting on Instagram the group got in touch along with some of the people in the painting! I had a couple of offers to purchase and finally sold it to a great friend who I have now dubbed Matron of the Arts!
I have a bad habit of wanting to be in control of where the colour goes, which means that watercolour holds many challenges for me. This was an attempt at an A2 watercolour portrait which went horribly wrong in the middle (almost binned it) and then went sort of right again. A good lesson in letting it flow.
I’m exploring the idea of landscape with different media. This time using pastel pencils. I’ve never found it easy to portray landscape with colour but the liquid amber tree in our garden is so gorgeous, I had to try.
I have always been a keen gardener, and the view across and beyond out current garden is magical in all seasons and at all times of day.Continue reading “Garden Homage”
Painting for me is all about recording life’s magic moments, like sharing a cup of tea in the garden with my daughter and dogs, talking about love, life and dahlias. This one was painted on a recycled canvas which makes for an interesting texture and a nice depth of paint.
A3, acrylic and pastel pencil, black, white, red.Continue reading “Back to School”
A3 ink and watercolour on grey groundContinue reading “Bexhill Beach Bums”
A3 acrylic on canvas boardContinue reading “Phoenix”
A4 gouacheContinue reading “Steve”
A3 gouache on canvas boardContinue reading “Dahlias”