IMG_3511Seascape – Mixed Media on Paper – 12 x 16 inches (A3)

I decided to revisit this painting from one I made in November.   I gave the small canvas to a friend of mine as a house warming present.  She recently moved back from up North in Yorkshire, Emily Bronte country.  I really liked it and decided to make another one, but larger.  I used sand medium and used extra sand from the beach.  I could probably do this again and it will come out completely different.

I had some leftover paint, and so I made this little one afterwards:

IMG_3512Seascape – Acrylic on Paper – 6 x 10 inches

I always feel better after painting a seascape.  Enjoy and thanks for stopping by.

Autumn Leaves

IMG_3466Autumn Leaves – Mixed Media on Paper – A3 size (approx. 11.5 x 16.5 inches)

I know it is Spring time, but I tried an experiment with some Autumn leaves and watercolor some months ago and it didn’t quite work out how I wanted it to.  So I hung onto the paper just in case I eventually found some inspiration.

I had purchased some Faber-Castell Gelatos and have used them here as part of the negative painting process.  It seemed to work out well, and I used them mostly dry.  I also added some leaf skeletons and sheet music.  This piece is a bit of whimsy, but I also learned a little bit about how the Gelatos work and got to practice some negative painting.

Hope you like it.  Thanks for stopping by.

Some More Intuitive Painting

IMG_3467Untitled – Mixed Media on Canvas Board – 10×12 inches

There are days that I really don’t know what to name a piece, so I have given up trying!  I haven’t painted for a couple of weeks as I spent some time with my daughter last weekend.  It was Mothering Sunday here in the UK.  Although I didn’t paint, we did go and see some art at The Towner Gallery and at The Birley Centre here in Eastbourne.

This painting came about by accident.  I was doing an exercise with some colors that I like – just putting them on the canvas board in a very random way.  Then I put it aside for a couple of months hoping I might find some inspiration to take it further.  I bought some lovely wrapping paper at The Towner that I thought I might use in some collage work and decided to use some here.  There was no plan and this is the end result.  I like the colors.  I used a Liquitex Acrylic black pen for the first time.  I initially purchased it for signatures, but it is really great for drawing, so I may get a few more.

Thanks for stopping by!