‘Armistice Poppies’, new version

I’ve used brighter reds this time, Cadmium Red, not much Alizarin Crimson and brighter yellows, Cadmium Yellow and Quinacridone Gold. I made my green using French Ultramarine and Aureolin Yellow and dropped in extra blue here and there. It has been really interesting to revisit a painting and use different colours. One can never recreate the effects of very loose watercolour, which is part of the fascination that I have with this medium. I’m looking forward to some ‘studio time’ after Christmas to see what I can do with acrylics.

spaces… last minute

There’s a space available in ‘Chilly Landscapes’ workshop this Saturday (tomorrow Nov 9th) @Artycatiles Rochester and three spaces next Saturday morning 10:00am – 12:30pm final one, ‘Polar Bears and Penguins’. phone the shop 01634 843881 or pop down to shop. Here’s the kind of thing you might like to try

Jon Bird Open Competition

today delivered this painting for final judging for the Jon Bird Open Competition at The Fishslab Gallery, Whitstable. The final judging is 7:00pm on October 19th. The artworks will be up until Monday 21st afternoon and are for sale.

*UPDATE wasn’t placed but a really encouraging evening, great work in many different media and huge crowd there .