Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Selling Out


I haven't got many seascapes available for sale at the moment.

Those which I do have are currently on show at Gallery Tresco, and can be seen here on their excellent website. They're priced very competitively.

I plan to paint some more later this summer, but I don't yet know when.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Flowers




I said in my last post that I'd been working on a number of flower paintings lately.

Here they are.

I wrote a few years ago about how I don't believe that paintings such as this are a 'soft option' for any artist – and how such subject matter presents a number of challenges.

Fortunately the studio was very cold this spring, limiting somewhat the natural movement of the flowers as they sought light.

The positioning of the flowers is crucial to the way I work, as I relate each flower to the others across the space. At the same time I try to capture the freshness and character of the flowers, which gradually diminishes as the painting progresses.

It is important that the painting retains this 'life' – as that is what appeals to me and drives me to continue in this discipline.