Colour

About ten years ago Mary Loney shut me in a small room with a still life set up and some acrylic paint. I had avoided painting entirely up to that point in my life, mostly due to the fact that I was terrified of colour, or more specifically, trying to replicate colours.
When I started painting with oils I limited myself to four tubes of paint: alizarin crimson; prussian blue; naples yellow and white, mixing all colours from these, starting with single object compositions – suiting my restricted palette.
I have spent ten years in my comfort zone of artefacts and possessions – they have a general tendency to remain the same colour between sittings, unlike nature – whilst expanding my palatte to two reds; two blues; three yellows; two browns and white.
Maybe one day soon I will feel brave enough to attempt to use nature and the great outdoors as my subject matter and imagine that I might be able to do it some justice.
Until that day…..there is photography….035

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A more abstract approach…

A more abstract approach for a new set of paintings ready to submit to the Artsmill Winter Open. I love the juxtaposition of random colours and subtle faded shades on old book shelves. The penguins, however, just looked too naked without their logos!
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‘The Iron Man’ rsw2016 oil on canvas 15x40cm

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rsw16_utopia_web

”Utopia’ rsw2016 oil on canvas 15x40cm

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rsw16_edited_web

‘Edited’ rsw2016 oil on canvas 15x40cm

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A more abstract approach…

A more abstract approach for a new set of paintings ready to submit to the Artsmill Winter Open. I love the juxtaposition of random colours and subtle faded shades on old book shelves. The penguins, however, just looked too naked without their logos!
rsw16_ironman_web

‘The Iron Man’ rsw2016 oil on canvas 15x40cm

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rsw16_utopia_web

”Utopia’ rsw2016 oil on canvas 15x40cm

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rsw16_edited_web

‘Edited’ rsw2016 oil on canvas 15x40cm

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