Friday, 31 August 2012

Oxford Paintings

Here are some of my new paintings that are now in the beautiful Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford.

Deer and Magpie 24 x 30 cm

Two Deer and Magdalen College, 24 x 30 cm

Oxford Park, 40 x 40 cm

Sheldonian Theatre, 40 x 40 cm

The Dreaming Spires, 20 x 50 cm

The Church and Flowers, 35 x 40 cm

I love painting Oxford, it is such an inspiring city. I have also sent these screen prints as I thought they fitted well with the paintings.

Screen prints on canvas: Deers and Hearts, Little Squirrels, 25 x 25 cm
Have a good weekend!

Monday, 27 August 2012

Heart Gallery, Hebden Bridge

I'm really pleased to have some new paintings in the gorgeous Heart Gallery, Hebden Bridge.

Kite Flying, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 cm.

Little Gestures, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 cm.

If you have never visited its well worth it. The gallery has beautiful jewellery, ceramics, paintings, prints and textiles to name but a few of the lovely things.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Screenprinting at home

I am still trying to perfect the art of screenprinting at home, using a screen and stencils. I wanted to do something based on my hometown of Hebden Bridge, in the hope that I will get a little collection together.

I mixed my inks and made lots of stencils. However I always struggle with exactness of printing and instead of tracing each stencil from a master drawing...I kind of guessed (bad move). So my print was a bit all over the place. Here is the redeemed version, with some hand painting over the top (to fill in the gaps!). Which I do like.

So maybe printing and painting combined is the solution for me!

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Emley Show

Yesterday I was a judge at the Emley Show. I judged the childrens' art category with illustrator and photographer Mike Barrett. It was much harder than we thought as the work was so good!

I felt very official with my badge.

This was one of the first prize pictures.

I loved this collection of animals, which was called 'Animal Magic'.

A first prize sculpture.

I also had a good look around the show and drew lots of animals..

as always the birds were my favourite to draw.

I loved the collections of eggs.
Overall a great day on Emley Moor!