Category Archives: Mixed Media

Poppies 2017 : Work In Progress.

Poppies are a design I enjoy painting, and with time for remembrance approaching, I’ve started to think about interpretations for this year. What I am sharing here is very much work in progress. I’m not yet sure if I’ll continue down this path, but part of the ‘deal’ with this blog is I often share my work as I go – so here’s where I’m currently at. These are made with spray paint, stencil and acrylic. The spray paint I am using is scarily unpredictable, from dribbles to full on paint explosions. I quite like the randomness…I think!?

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Autumn Leaf

A simple design. Regular visitors to the blog will recognise the various elements which make up this image. I enjoy blending watercolour from one shade to another, it works really well as a background for a strong design. Th leaf is a shape I regularly doodle, and the gold leaf, whilst being a pain to work with, is one of my favourite materials to look at. Once everything was dry, I sprayed a coat of varnish on top to protect the metal.

This design sold very quickly, and I’ve already been asked to make another. I may well add that second one to the blog post once it is complete.

Edge of The River : A Progression

On our recent visit to Spain I took this photo. I like the pattern the leaves make, and the way the green contrasts with the blue.

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A day or two later, this small sketch appeared in my notebook.

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In readiness for next weekend’s ‘We Are All Artists‘ free art workshop and exhibition, I wanted to adapt the design to connect it to the workshop theme, ‘our community’. I’ve painted this version of the design, titled ‘Edge of The River’, inspired by many walks along the Wandle.

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This piece will be the next free art drop.