Friday, 11 December 2015

Different techniques yield different results

I use plaster in different ways to produce divergent results.

I have re-worked Grasmere to put more mood into the sky - scraping away the pigment.
This painting was painted on hard dry plaster.

Working on dry plaster means that lines are sharper.


Last weekend I did a very quick painting on soft damp plaster which produces an entirely different effect - it is much more difficult to be precise (which is good for me).

It is a more immediate way of getting a memory from mind to 2 dimensions.


I enjoy both methods and strive to be looser - freer.

Come and see the difference on the 19th December at Craig-y-Nos Country Park Christmas Fair.


Sunday, 6 December 2015

Craig y Nos

In all weathers we walk the park of Craig y Nos every Sunday.
We then sit outside the cafe drinking coffee whilst looking upon the rock rising above the man-made lake.

The view changes every weekend season by season.
It is never the same.

We age, the trees also age - but slower. The great copper beech is beginning to die back.

Today the hill is dark - almost black - rising to ochre at the top.
Rain clouds just clear it and create a lightening bolt of white cloud against the grey.

I return home and paint a quick fresco on soft plaster.
An impression of Craig y Nos on this particular day.

Come and see this and other work and the Christmas Fayre at Craig y Nos Country Park Sat 19th Dec

6"x 6" With added coffee ! £25

All paintings will be reduced - some up to half price.