Friday, 27 February 2015

A Sneak Peek

My show in London may be continuing for another ten days, but work in the studio goes on.

Here's a sneak peak of some work which I was doing today.  They're little studies of calendula and honesty, which I grew from seed over the summer in  my garden.

I've been experimenting with some new colours for the grounds on my canvasses - cobalt blue and deep violet - and was really please with the way that the paintings turned out.

I find that it's good to work with the same subject in different sizes - you bounce ideas from one canvas to the next, applying what you have learned from one to the next.  A different size of canvas means that you have to make different decisions about the types of mark that you make, so makes you reappraise how you are approaching your subject.

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