Saturday, August 27, 2011


It has been a while since I have used watercolour. In this painting I started with transparent watercolour and  added white gouache to the backround. The photo does not show it, but I like the contrast, of the opaque look of gouache, and the translucent look of watercolour.

Image size 11 x 14 SOLD

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monotype "Golden Evening"

There is nothing like walking in the evening until the last bit of light disappears.  This monotype plus 17 other paintings and monotypes of mine are showing at "The Gingergroup" until the end of September.

Image size 10" x 13"

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Monotype "Colour of August"

I have started to read Twyla Tharp's book "The Creative Habit", she talks about rituals which help the creative habit.

The last few weeks I have started the ritual of getting up an hour earlier before work to focus on art, and not being a morning person, I am pleased to note there are more scribbles in my sketch book and more ideas have lingered on my mind through out the day.

Image size 10" x 13"

Monday, August 15, 2011

Monotype 'Chestnut Trees"

I grew up surrounded by chestnut trees, and I now live on a street lined with chestnut trees. In this monotype, I have tried to capture the shapes of the sunlit trees and although I would have liked to have seen more contrast, I am quite pleased with the way it turned out.
Image size 10" x 13"

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Monotype "Kauai Evening"

I create monotypes using simple shapes and colours with the hopes of evoking an emotion of a time or place. I printed "Kauai Evening" thinking of my time spent last October in Kauai. It was wonderful, relaxing, a time to celebrate a wedding and a chance to escape the stress of everyday life.

Image size 10" x 13"

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Monotype "Evening in July"

I'm not sure where July went and around here it's just starting to feel like summer,  but I'm hoping to spend a few more evenings enjoying views like this.

Image size 10" x 13" orginal monotype