Sunday, September 25, 2011

Some recent work

 This is an acrylic and charcoal painting: Title: Blocked Intention.

This is an encaustic painting on board.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Firstly, I applied paint over the whole image using a brayer.

Next, I drew into the image again with charcoal to define darks and lights.

Then I decided to add some of my printed imagery as collaged elements.
The final image which still needs minor refinement.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Painting working towards abstraction

This painting consists of two panels. Materials I am using are acrylic paint and charcoal. Started by drawing with charcoal over an acrylic wash on canvas.

Next image shows the addition of ochre and more charcoal work.

Third image shows a thicker layer of paint.

Next step will be obliterating parts of the image with thick white paint - I think. Then more charcoal and more paint. The composition is satisfying at present, so the challenge is to keep the composition aesthetically pleasing whilst creating an abstracted image.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Expressive Drawing using bleeding tissue paper

A long time ago I bought a book titled "Expressive Drawing" by Steven Aimone. Every now and then when I feel creatively bound up, I go through some of the exercises which are very liberating. A friend told me about bleeding tissue paper (the colour bleeds when water is added), so I ordered some and it arrived last week. Today was the day. So here they are. Two automatic drawings with charcoal, white acrylic paint and bleeding tissue paper colour. They are on cheap MG Litho paper. Lots of fun.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Encaustic panels

This is some of the work I produced in a workshop with Daniella Woolf. Mostly just samples of what can be done with encaustic medium and paint, along with fragments of prints.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Simultaneous floating and sinking

Acrylic and charcoal on canvas 1m x 1m.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Newest Encaustics

Have decided to separate out my printmaking from my encaustics. So here goes.