The Friendly Fork

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The Friendly Fork is looking very at home in its new owner’s new kitchen 🙂

New ‘Shelf-Portraits’ for Parallax Art Fair…

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‘How to Build a Girl’ rsw2017 oil on canvas 12×24″

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‘Simple Cookery’ rsw2017 oil on canvas

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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