Signals : Part Three

I’ve just started experimenting with some new liquid watercolours, made by Winsor and Newton. My intention with these paints, is to use these primary colours to mix and blend other colours, shades and tones.

Winsor and Newton

I’m also experimenting with a more themed sense to my art. I’ve recently started following Anna Laurini and I am fascinated by how distinctive her work is. One of the things I am learning from following her is that there’s so much to explore within what at first glance, might mistakenly appear to be a single idea. My thoughts around the kind of art I want to create have drifted around a lot, seeing Anna’s work is helping me to realise I can explore ideas I come cross in much greater depth and breadth than I previously thought. Less hopping from idea to idea, more exploration of each idea. This will become evident as my work progresses.

Here are the first two pieces of work created with the new paints. I’m fascinated by the range of colour brought forth from just three tubes of paint.

Although there are two works here, together they are titled Signals : Part Three. They are painted onto A4 sized sheets of watercolour paper. One piece has been bought by a friend, and I gifted them the second one. They belong together.

Signature

As you can see, I made a slight modification to my signature to fit the style of these works.

Winged Heart I and II

I painted these two winged heart designs for Carole and Keira. They’re made using blends of red white and blue acrylic paint on watercolour paper. I like the rough texture of the paper and the off white colour of it goes well with the paint. Winged Heart I is a finger painting, and I used a brush for Winged Heart II.

Winged Heart I
Winged Heart I
Winged Heart II
Winged Heart II

Here are the paintings framed.

I enjoyed making these and I’m currently exploring how to turn these works in to a limited edition print run. I think they would be a good design for my Etsy shop. More news when I have it.

Moon Over Telegraph Track

I walk along Telegraph Track a lot. The track runs across part of Little Woodcote Estate, and is a small slice of the country in suburbia.

Christmas Moon

Sometimes I walk the track at night, and the trees and the moon have been forming pictures in my mind for a few weeks now. Here’s an interpretation of those pictures, in the shape of an acrylic painting on canvas, 16″ x 12″.

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I’ve really noticed how different this painting appears in a variety of lighting conditions. The photo above was taken outdoors in the daytime, this one was taken inside in the evening.

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This art work has been sold.