Thursday, 30 July 2015

Exhibition time!

Beccles Society of Artists is holding it's 46th Annual Exhibition
1st-8th August 2015 
Beccles Public Hall

My entries...

...coloured images can be seen on previous posts!!

'Yorkshire Sunshine'
'Beach Huts'
'Greek Balcony' (SOLD)
'Coastguard Cottages, Dunwich' (SOLD)

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Bamburgh from Holy Island

Painted from photographs taken during our holiday to beautiful Northumberland last summer. 

Am now wishing I'd had a larger canvas to hand when I chose this view...a perfect excuse to explore this wonderful view further!

acrylic on canvas
25cm x 30cm

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Coastguard Cottages, Dunwich

Finished painting this today...

Acrylic on watercolour paper
 approx 50cm x 33cm (excluding mount)

Tuesday, 31 March 2015


A vase of these gorgeous flowers on my sunny windowsill were too tempting to ignore!
Approached this painting with a looser and more relaxed style than usual...a bit different but I had fun!!!

Acrylics on canvas
40cm x 40cm

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Light and Shade

I have been playing around with tonal values in two very different media this afternoon:

I have finished (I think...maybe...!) 'January Morning', a tonal study experimenting with Indian Ink and white acrylic paint.

Indian Ink and Acrylic on watercolour paper
52cm x 34cm (approx)

I also found myself totally engrossed in an experimental collage using small pieces of torn newspaper to represent the light and shade in a study of Ted Hughes' Iron Man, based on the illustrations by Andrew Davidson, for a year 5 art lesson later this week!! 

40cm x 28cm (approx)

I am very tempted to develop this technique and attempt to incorporate it into a piece of my own work....

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Getting Prepared...

Today I have been stretching paper and under painting canvasses...getting ready to be inspired!!

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Yorkshire Sunshine

One of my favourite places to visit in Autumn is Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Wakefield. We visited on such a beautiful, sunny day last October that I got carried away with my camera, giving me plenty of inspiration for when I finally got to my desk!

It's taken me a while to finish this one off (to be honest I could keep adding leaves here and there for ever more...)

                        Acrylic on canvas
                          30cm x 40cm