New paintings

As some of my artwork has many layers to it, I like to work on a few pieces at a time while I am waiting for them to dry.   Here are four paintings I am working on at the moment.  I am hoping to work on a larger piece next week.

True colours (2) New painting

I have been working in the beautiful sunshine today.  I have nearly finished my new painting True Colours (2) Mixed Media on found frame.  I have added some stripes of oil glazes in various colours that work well as glazes as they are translucent.  These stripes add another dimension to the artwork and create depth (well I hope they do) Hope you are all enjoying the glorious weather today.

Progress on unfinished painting based on stained glass windows.

I have been working on a new painting which is based on stained glass windows.   I wanted the artwork to have the translucency of a stained glass window.  I began by looking a nebulas, black holes and space photographs so I could get an ethereal look to the painting.  I have kept a limited palette of colours as I will be overlapping the oil paint so the colours on top will change the under painting.

New painting using oil glazes.

This new artwork is an experiment with colour, the brush strokes are not important as I want to implement a technique which I can use in further artworks based on stained glass windows.  I have been using the windows of Coventry Cathedral designed by John Piper which is absolutely spectacular, for research.  I want the oil paint to be luminescent and hopefully the layers will convey some of the ideas I am trying to achieve.