I rarely do abstract painting, but a passion for techniques, colour, and paint effects, can sometimes pull me into it, with patterns suggesting forms and meaning within myself and within the viewer. I remember listening to jazz music when I was painting these…
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All That Jazz, mixed media on paper, 40 by 57cm £180
The first of the two Jazz-accompanied mixed media paintings, using pva modelling and real sand. Like Rocking the Blues, it was inspired by cellular forms and chemical reactions, but most important to me was to convey an exotic tropical energy, with a feeling of dance and physical movement about it. The blown ink runs give it an aura of this energy, I hope. Great fun to do!
Microcosm, mixed media on paper, 30.5 by 30.5cm £130
I think this sand and mixed media painting came from the fact that when I was much younger I wanted to be a scientist only to be able to look at the different worlds revealed through a microscope. So the idea of cells teeming with life, and them bursting to release their contents came from this part of me. It then soon evolved into a swirling ball of emotions seeking release...
Rocking the Blues, mixed media on paper, 40 by 57cm £180
An abstract painting inspired by the idea of cells joining, fusing and releasing their contents into an icy cool substrate, as well as the rhythms of bluesy jazz music, which I listened to while I was making the painting. I used pva modelling and real sand for the walls of the cells, with much else besides!
Earth Moves, mixed media on paper, 46.8 by 63.5cm £220
A mixed media extravaganza of the strata of the earth below ground level, using, sand, beads, tube-lining, pva glue modelling, acrylics and watercolour.
Rural Rhythms , mixed media on paper, 63.5 by 47cm SOLD
An aerial view of the patchwork-like changing textures and colours in the fields around where I live in the UK. I used sand and pva texturing to build up the tree plantations and hedges which contain the cultivated fields of changing patterns all 'sculpted' by the farmers tractors and combine harvesters.
Patchwork Paint 1, mixed media on paper, 33 by 51cm The use of some non-lightfast inks led to some fading so available for £60
An exploration of media effects used to evoke a patchwork quilt.
Patchwork Paint 2, mixed media on paper, 33 by 51cm The use of some non-lightfast inks led to some fading so available for £60
A second exploration of media effects used to evoke a patchwork quilt. Lots of fun!
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