Thursday, March 28, 2013

Waiting for the tide, Oban

Waiting for the tide, Oban
Soft Pastel on Colourfix paper
19 x 27 inches

I just got back from a walking holiday in Glencoe to find out I'd won the Pastel Guild of Europe's Get Dusty landscape competition with this painting- superb!!

Can't wait to try out the set of Girault pastels prize, I've never seen them here in the UK.

I just loved how these boats were sitting in the mud at funny angles and thought that it would make a good but challenging composition.


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

March Pastel Scribbler available

The March edition of the Pastel Scribbler is now available for free download!

There's some great tips and technique articles this month.


Thursday, February 07, 2013

Loch Lomond Sky

Here's a new landscape painting I did.  It is a dramatic sky over the view south/west looking down Loch Lomond. The view was stunning close to the second day of the West Highland Way and this point we'd just walked the length of Loch Lomond (~27miles) heading to a well earned pint at the famous Drover's pub.

You can see one of the tiny islands that dot the Loch.

Loch Lomond Sky
Pastel on Sennelier Pastel Card
24cm x 24cm


Monday, January 07, 2013

Brooklyn blues, new mixed media painting

Happy 2013!

I'm back from a bit of a Blogger break, can't believe its been so long since my last post.

Anyway here is the finished mixed media painting that my last post showed the start of:

Brooklyn Blues
Mixed Media on canvas

There was a fair bit of collage and layering of textures to get to this point.  There's lots of subtle relevant inclusions as well that hopefully will mean there's a lot of looking longevity!  My research on New York style building made me realise I'd picked architecture with LOTS of windows, phew!

 This painting now has a new home in my brother's music room and thankfully he was really happy with the way it turned out