Monday, 22 August 2016
1. DSC_0003 (2), 2. Untitled, 3. drawing 2016, 4. Lydia's house #interiors #1950s #lydiamonks #collection #dollshouse, 5. Untitled, 6. sketchbook, 7. Untitled, 8. Son reads., 9. Zeitkapsel, 10. Untitled, 11. Living room table, 12. Derek Jarman's garden, 17 September, 1991, 13. Untitled, 14. la lessive, 15. study, 16. Think it's finished, 17. Industrial-#7-(Special-Deli, 18. 18 July 2016, 19. ©js_DSC_15134, 20. Gone, 21. village in Provence, 22. #dailydrawing #dailyproject 14.8., 23. Backyard 3, 24. prospero dreaming, 25. ·
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Hello, another Monday - and a new mosaic for you to explore. Please follow links, if you have the time, and thanks always to my Flickr contacts. I'm writing this earlier than I usually do, as I have a busy day ahead. It's a white cloudy start to the day here but we are due to get another hit of warmer sun... It's been yet another mixed summer, weather-wise, but then that is quite expected!
Many thanks to everyone who visited my shop last week, following the 'big August' update - and thanks indeed to you if you were able to purchase/reserve artwork. I am very grateful to you, as this is how I make my 'living' and every sale of an artwork matters to me very much. It means a great deal to be sending my work near and far, I cannot say that enough. So much appreciated.
This week I am happy to be spending time with family but also working on new projects. I'm thinking ahead to autumn-inspired projects and all the things I want to explore in the months ahead. There will be some new 3-D paper sculpture works, more painting and drawing.... Plenty for me to consider, plan and create. I hope to share some of the process and write notes here.
I will be posting something here later in the week - a few glimpses of new work/ sketchbooks.
Have a good start to your week.
Tuesday, 16 August 2016
a few sunflowers
Showing here just two of the selection of paintings I have ready to add to my shop tomorrow afternoon. These works are both acrylics on paper (my preferred Fabriano paper 300gsm). Working on paper allows me to add quite subtle layers, playing with texture and tone. My work is very much about exploring shape and working with three, four colours only, discovering new ideas as I work. Much of how I work is about improvising, going with what I am seeing rather than being too rigid. I'd rather not battle with the painting but instead allow the painting to lead me. This takes some confidence, or bravado, and I'm always learning....
Shop update tomorrow, 2pm UK time. Hope you may enjoy seeing all the new works.
Monday, 15 August 2016
1. Backyard 3, 2. prospero dreaming, 3. ·, 4. Untitled, 5. Untitled, 6. Burnham on Crouch, 7. the hill, 8. More figs. They are in season. Can't be helped. #sketchbook #illustration #watercolor #figs #stilllife #fruit., 9. summer scarf, 10. Begonias - tiny 4x4 inch acrylic painting, 11. Untitled, 12. Untitled, 13. Roots #Yakushima #island #adventure #japan #japanese #trees..., 14. Untitled, 15. #wip #embroidery #embroideryart #contemporaryembroidery #bordado #broderie, 16. 10-8, 17. angel, after Paselino, NG London, 18. Fonthill Pottery, 19. felt, 20. landscape, 21. IMG_7081, 22. Untitled, 23. Untitled, 24. yarrow, 25. Untitled
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Hello, another August Monday - here we are in the middle of August and I'm looking out of the window at a deep blue sky. It's a breezy, sunny start to the week here, and we have been enjoying something like summer here in the south of England.... thanks always to the artists and photographers featured in this week's mosaic.
A busy start to the week here - I've been sorting through all the work I've made in the past few weeks, considering what may be added to my shop on Wednesday. So yes, this Wednesday will be my August update - just one update this month, with a special selection of new artworks. I'll be updating at the usual time of 2pm. I do hope you may enjoy seeing all the variety of work - and as always I am happy to answer questions, and reserve works (one at a time, for up to two weeks).
My next update will be in early September. I'll be updating most weeks from September onward, adding a little and often, through to - (dare I say it) the end of the year......... but between now and then there is so much to look forward to. Exciting times for me, as I have been discussing artwork and layout etc.. with the US publisher of my book, due out in October. Much more on that in the weeks ahead.
Tomorrow I'll share here a few new artworks and write a little about them. I'm very happy with this newest collection of paintings and have been enjoying working in my sketchbooks and seeing ideas evolve.