Monday 30 August 2010

Countdown Begins

The next exhibition date is coming around fast, 17th - 23rd September at the Hayloft in Christchurch. I'll be exhibiting with a whole bunch of very talented people; Eve Hill, Laura Moseley, Harriet Schofield and Chloe Weeks.
There's so much work still to do but I thought I'd take a break to show you some of the work I've done so far.

Early Evening St. Michaels Mount
acrylic on paper 12x19cm

acrylic on canvas 60x60cm

It's a beautiful day here and it's bank holiday weekend! I hope you are enjoying yours.

Friday 20 August 2010

Pastel love....

I'm a bit of a magpie when it comes to colour and I have a growing collection of  pastels. I love opening a box of them to look at the scrummy sticks of perfect pigments..... bliss. This is a medium that I seem to be using more and more of lately. I love that it forces me to think more about the mark making and not just about colour/tonal relationships, composition etc. Below are two versions from the same sketch that I did out in the New Forest, an experiment in colour and mood. I love silver birch for their colour and texture, it's a subject that I keep coming back to.

Through the Forest
pastel on paper 14x19cm 

Forest Cool
pastel on paper 14x19cm

If you enjoy pastels I'd recommend taking a look at loriann's blog, she posts every day, is very generous with sharing her techniques and her work is simply stunning.