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!
I’ve been adding the layers of oil paint slowly to add depth to them. There is about 50 layers now. I have used spray paint for the wording which I then sanded back and then covered in a yellow/brown colour. I will be adding the peonies and faces soon. I love the colours now, hope you do too!
Here is the shop that I manage at lighthouse Wolverhampton which is a cafe bar and cinema with a great exhibition space which holds different exhibitions each month. There is a great selection of artists and makers who have there work on show.
Have been away for the weekend in Camden, London. I also visited Brick Lane and Whitechapel. Here is some of the artwork I found there.
Have been working in my air raid studio today. I love working outside and feel much better in myself when the warm weather starts to come around. Anyway here is one of my paintings I’m working on. Just the background at the moment. Very boring I know. I have added about 20 glazes so far they have been black, blue, green and brown. Next will be transparent red. See you soon!
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?
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.