Thursday, March 30, 2006

Dramatic Sun and Rain

Nearly finished this painting, based on recent local visit to the rolling Derbyshire hills a few weeks back. It was stormy weather that day with sun and rain doing battle. I happened upon this scene whilst driving along (I was the passenger!). Sometimes the quickest and dirtiest of shots can produce great results. Its on box canvas and is 14x10 inches. Will be available through RSN.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

New Abstract Image

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This image is part of a new Abstract Series that I have started, its has a working title of Corpus Veneer. This is about flesh, mortality and vanity. The black stripe represents the world outside the body. Its a small 14x10 canvas. Will go for sale ion MiniGallery this week, after varnishing.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Minigallery online review

Today my new online gallery went live. As you know I have a web site where I keep an online collection of my paintings so far at but I decided that I wanted an easier route to manage online sales and was looking for a website that someone else did the promotion for! I looked round and discovered They give you a free weeks membership to start with and then it costs a fixed fee a year. Each artist has their own mini web site and I must say I'm very impressed with how easy it is to setup. They give you various predefined "slots" biography, about my art etc and once you become a signed up member you get different gallery categories. I'll see how it goes, hopefully this will be another good place to sell paintings.

Please take a look

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Just finished another painting

Latest painting just finished today ( I made a few changes after taking this picture :-) I have been working on this particular one for over a week and it looks radically different from when is started. This was inspired by visits to Kinder Scout, a large local moor, famous around these parts for the mass trespass in the early 20th century, which led to National parks being founded in the UK.

I am now going to lock this painting away so I don't do any more to the damn thing until I get it to the gallery! I have a horrible tendancy to go back and make "one last change" :-)
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