Welcome to my 2017 Seascape Series - by using softer colours and a semi-abstract style I hope to capture the atmosphere of the coastline with its ever changing sky, light reflections and distant horizons. These bring to mind thoughts of holidays and good times at the beach.
For these paintings I used a mixed media of acrylic, oil and oil pencils. During the process I discovered that a mixture of Golden acrylics and gel gloss is ideal for making clouds. I then finish the painting with oil paints to add highlights.
This series is about landmarks and patterns in nature - looking at these from a new perspective. By simplifying natural designs and abstracting them I hope to highlight their uniqueness and add a sense of fun.
By using bright coloured, transparent oil paints these create effects that are quite unexpected. I work the paint over a smooth canvas then add texture by applying varying depths of paint with a pallet blade. Sometimes I drawn in random sketch lines for extra definition.
Fragrant lemons, the crisp beauty of peppers and amazing colours of the Comice pear - inspired these paintings.
Influenced by stories told of my Great….grandfather's connection with Kew Gardens and my own florist experience - these are a few of my retro paintings.
These are painted on a textured surface to add character and in oil paints for its juicy look.