Monday, 24 October 2016

mosaic Monday

mosaic Monday

1. pond / 2, 2. Dear deer - a new print fresh from my darkroom. See shop link in..., 3. Plum tomato, 4. hello autumn .., 5. S/T, 6. 27p56, 7. Auzolagun, 8. after Velasquez, 9. Chandelier, 10. *•✿., 11. #Subte #BuenosAires #gente #cuadernodegente, 12. Portrait 😊, 13. man with a horse tattoo, 14. sketchbook, 15. Untitled, 16. Time For Reflection, 17. 11 October 2016, 18. life drawing, 19. life drawing, 20. give it enough, 21. Fattened pods pop burst in the warm silence of summer, 22. . et pendant ce temps ., 23. ghostly dawn, 24. ·, 25. Untitled

Created with fd's Flickr Toys

Hello - another October Monday, and a chilly start to the week here - the trees are becoming bare and there's a nip in the air.... Thanks always to the artists and photographers featured in this mosaic. Please follow links to discover more.

I am not updating my shop this week - as I am busy working on new paintings. It's a lovely thing to be quite so busy, and so here I am making work for my shop and also for galleries. So I'm deep into the painting this week, and will hope to share a few new ones with you here at the weekend.

NEXT SHOP UPDATE: Wednesday 2nd November at the usual time of 2pm (UK).

My shop should be updated most weeks through November and into December. At the end of December and into the new year I'll be taking a short break. Of course I'll always let you know here when the shop is being updated, so please do check here (or on my shop site - see 'shop news').

This afternoon I just completed a painting titled 'Silver and Gold' - a gouache work. I think this one will be heading to The Edition Shop. They will have a new selection from me in November.

Have a good start to your week, stay warm and bright.....

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

new work


'Lanterns' - a larger and quite detailed gouache work on Fabriano paper

winter may wait

'winter may come' - gouache on Fabriano paper

Yes, definitely feeling autumnal..... I am making the most of all the colours around me for inspiration. I know sooner rather than later I may just move on to wintry landscapes, and am also making work with no exact season.... 'Lanterns' is quite a detailed work for me. I wished to convey a sense of moonlight, with lantern light, with a warm and friendly mood.....

a new tree

'a new tree'

this work is acrylics on paper. I like to make expressive, quite abstracted work with acrylics. I want it to look like paint with visible brush marks perhaps and to have a sweep of light about it. I think I've just about achieved my aim with this portrait. Emphasis is on colour and simple shapes.

These are just three of the (about a dozen) new artworks to be added to my shop tomorrow. I'll be updating at the usual time of 2pm (uk). Thanks always.

Monday, 17 October 2016

mosaic Monday

mosaic Monday

1. Untitled, 2. Óleo sobre lienzo,  33  x 24 m., 3. Emilio Nanni Sketch art .01, 4. Studio crows ., 5. Chiquitica, 6. Hydrangea, 7. St. Nicholas Chapel on The Island, 8. ◦ ̃◦, 9. house, 10. summer cottage, 11. "From Latin: ascendere", wip, 12. #paperflowers #papercollage, 13. Signing off from Cornwall in dramatic style. . #quartercornish #landscape #dramatic #sky #mood #cloundporn #cornwall #Levant #atmosphere #drama #rays, 14. Algernon Charles Swinburne., 15. night phalanges, 16. Untitled, 17. Thin, 18. disegno bas_2, 19. Rodmell, 20. Rodmell, 21. Ferdinando, in smoking jacket, 22. #wip #embroidery #embroideryart #bordado #broderie, 23. 1924, 24. Covent Garden, 25. Untitled

Created with fd's Flickr Toys

Hello, a happy October Monday to you - a bright, mild autumnal start to the week here.... It's sunny outside at the moment but I know the evening will be here soon, and we are now coming to the 'eating dinner with the lights on' time of year, again. It comes around again.... Thanks always to the artists and photographers for their images in this week's mosaic. Please do follow links to discover much more.

This week: I started the week by making a simple pledge - noting that I now have 10k+ followers on Instagram, I am most grateful - and so as a small gesture of gratitude I shall be donating 10% of shop sales this week to Amnesty International. The people that kindly follow my work are near and far, so I have chosen to give to an international charity that works for people everywhere it can. This is really just a humble thing to do, but something I want to do.

Thanks always for following me here! I realise blog reading might not be top of people's lists of things to do. But I hope you are enjoying what you see, and will continue to pop by. Writing here does allow me to explain a little more, give background to ideas, and reach people who might not be into Instagram, for example. We all have our social media preferences. I've not much time for Facebook, these days. I just don't like it so much. And there are so many hours in each day etc.....

I have been busy painting today and shall share new work with you tomorrow. Autumn is a big influence in my work and palette right now - but I am exploring other ideas too. I've also been working on new monochrome portraits.

More tomorrow - have a good start to your week.