Several canvasses are now mid-way but these are almost finished
first the poppy
This is very similar to the research sketches but on a larger scale.
Then an abstract from flowers. These are both on canvas, the poppy is about 18 inches square and the abstract is about 20/22 inches square.
then a mixed media piece on paper - it's in this frame to stop the pastel on it smudging but it needs a bigger frame to 'breathe'.
I like working on paper like this as it enables me to add more drawing and a wider variety of media. It isn't quite finished. The trouble is that I really don't like glass in front of work as it distances you from the work and the shine, and mere presence of it, spoil the velvety textures and marks.
There are several other canvasses in progress but not really at a photographable stage.
I also plan to do some more mixed media pieces on paper, a couple of much larger canvasses to finish and some smaller pieces.
On the Shortlist
5 years ago