Ascension series

Ascension 2  Acrylic and oil on canvas 1000 x 1200mm

Ascension 2
Acrylic and oil on canvas
1000 x 1200mm


I’m a lot happier with this series of paintings now – I shall make a minimum of three as agreed with Chris Mc
I started painting this with no real idea of how I was going to bring any imagery out of this but I took it very slowly, thinking about each series of marks as I made them – there were some accidentals on the way but I emphasised some of them. I am happier with this outcome as I have been able to create some of my pathways and use some complementaries at a subtle level.
My drawing at Oaklands Park House was helpful in thinking about the marks.

New paintings

Following a day of drawing in Turner’s house in Twickenham and a summer of making small colour studies on paper, I have stared some new canvases. The aim is to make some atmospheric paintings using layered colours. The challenge for me is to find a way of combining opaque and transparent layers and to include mark making on the colour fields created with transparent paint.

Work in progress includes:

Ascension 1

Ascension 1

Cobalt Ascension

Cobalt Ascension