I have been working on some smaller items for my website http://www.whitebgallery.com and also for the Shop in the Square, Wolverhampton, where I have some of my artwork. I have use found objects and small flowers and collaged images to finish off the pieces. The Anne Boleyn shadow box was commissioned by a customer.
This is the progress on my new oil painting. I have started to put the coloured oil glazes on top of the original bird painting by thinning it down with linseed oil and turpentine, each layer I add more of the oil, which is called the fat over lean method. This allows the underneath colours to shine through.
I have been working on a new oil painting which will be part of a series of six. Each painting will represent a wife of Henry VIII. These paintings are for my aunt who bought me an observers book of birds when I was about 9 and a Henry VIII puzzle, showing all of his six wives. I have been interested in these two subjects my whole life, so these are to thank her for making part of my life so interesting. Each painting will have a stained glass window glazed over the top, which I haven’t yet started, but will be similar to the one shown.