Reduction lino

At this moment in my artistic development it is all about Learning New Skills. To help me along I have taken several online classes. One of them being a class called THE DRAWN PRINT from The Royal Drawing School, London.   These are prints made in week 3 – where we focused on reduction prints….

Unlikely places –

Although mapping is a method of gathering, ordering and recording knowledge, all maps are to some extent the products of imagination. No map is ever the truly objective description of a place that it purports to be.  Maps are designed as aids or guides for those undertaking journeys.  There is an inherent narrative aspect to…

«Nature Loves To Hide»

my week in painting – visual brief In the beginning things look rather nice and tidy – but nice & tidy is no longer my goal After layer upon layer with collage and paint … and more paint … and all kinds of scribbling — the time comes to wrap it up. This is as…

Things to Think

Things to Think Think in ways you’ve never thought beforeIf the phone rings, think of it as carrying a messageLarger than anything you’ve ever heard,Vaster than a hundred lines of Yeats. Think that someone may bring a bear to your door,Maybe wounded and deranged: or think that a mooseHas risen out of the lake, and…

Working with limitations

Working with limitations: 2 reds (pyrrole red +  quinacridone) 1 yellow (hansa yellow light) 2 minutes (or maybe 5 …)

New marks

my week in painting – visual brief Playing with marks & colour; acrylic paint on gessoed paper

A brief note on living –

The Well of Grief David Whyte Those who will not slip beneaththe still surface on the well of grief, turning down through its black waterto the place we cannot breathe, will never know the source from which we drink,the secret water, cold and clear, nor find in the darkness glimmering, the small round coins,thrown by…

Sketchbook Sunday

My sketchbooks have, up until recently, mainly been used for observational sketches. For sketches of things seen in the world around me. Turning to painting, I am more and more focused on the interior life of things and places, on feelings and rhythm, on experiences and sensations I find more and more difficult to put…

A Painter’s Path

Nothing to do with anything, all to do with everything — And while you’re here, and if it is still weekend, why don’t you have some cake … ? “The Cake painting sits on the wall. Each viewing provides new pleasures. The waistline does not change.” –Gary Komarin Komarin’s Cakes are an unexpected marriage between…