Six new paintings

I have been working on the background of these paintings for a few weeks. Now I have added some motifs. At the moment they are too obvious and I will add more layers of oil to tone it down.

I will be showing these in the town centre as soon as I have finished them. I want to to a pop up gallery so passers by can come and have a look if they want to.

Two new drawings, Queen Elizabeth 1st and Mary Queen of Scots and Madame de Pompadour

I’ve decided to do more drawing and have to say I’ve loved doing these. I wished I’d kept the Queen Elizabeth 1st and Mary Queen of Scots one just black ink. So I won’t be colouring any of them again. Anyway I’m doing Venus next. Hope you like them!

New paintings. Exciting times

I’m making a series of new paintings. I love to build the backgrounds up. They usually have about 40 layers of oil to add depth. I use the fat over lean method. Which is adding more oil to each layer so that you can add more layers without taking the under layer off. These are only in the initial stages so ignore the ghastly doily shapes they will be disappearing under layers and barely visible. I have also added glitter to the paint which I don’t like the look of, but we have to experiment right?

Workspace and ideas

Here is my indoor workspace. I have been getting together a sketch board over the past week and have got some great ideas for new work. I am not quite sure how I am going to get the results I want so I will have to experiment. I will be incorporating black holes and birds into five of the paintings. The sixth painting will have a Victorian London edge to it. Cannot wait to start later on this week.

Inspiration is everywhere

I am doing a series of five paintings the idea will hopefully become clearer as I don’t want to give the viewer any information I want them to make their own idea. Anyway I got inspired by this image from line of duty which I have watched the whole 3 seasons in one go.

Aren’t these images beautiful? I love them