Monday, 19 August 2013

Poppies 1.2.3.

I haven't been well again, hence the rather low level of activity on here, it's either crippling pain or thought-stopping morphine. I've now mentioned this twice on what is supposed to be an art blog, not a health blog, so I promise not to labour the point again. These three are the result of a completely sleepless night when, for want of anything better to do, I squeezed some colours onto a palette with a view to doing some unambitious doodling. They are only about 5"x 7" and are purely from my imagination - no photographs or any references from books etc. I set out with one piece in mind and before I knew it, I was completing the third one, what a strange thing this hobby is!!! Watercolour on Langton 140lb Rough.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Cornwall montage.

This is something I've had going on for months, I do a bit, then leave it, then return again. It's another picture for my wife who is my most important (and only) patron and, if my output allowed, would have our home filled with this sort of thing. I must admit doing projects like the one here is a lot of fun, mixing cartoon style stuff with more representational images and adding a bit of humour. It was also nice to add a personal touch with our two kids running into the sea. The mount, if you haven't already guessed, is a photo mount which can be picked up very cheaply together with the frame, in a lot of hardware stores. My wife and (only) patron is very pleased with her latest order ! Watercolour with pen and ink on any old paper to hand.