Sunday, 7 May 2017


 One of two new paintings taken to Silson Gallery in Harrogate yesterday.

Oil and wax.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Monday, 24 April 2017


I managed to dedicate some time to painting over the Easter break. It was the first sustained period of painting that I've managed in a long time. Various reasons for this, including dissatisfaction with my own painting, being in the middle of exam season at work, questioning why I paint, having an idea, which always remains frustratingly out of reach, of how I actually want to paint, and a dog called Hector. The list could go on.
Anyway, I'm hoping that (for the time being at least), that is behind me. At least until we have to move out of the house whilst ours is re-modelled...

Oil and wax on board

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Another Re-working

Seeing lots of these at the moment.

Blue Tit

This painting has been stacked in my studio for some time, so I ecided to work some wax into it. As it was an oil painting on stretched canvas, this meant cutting the canvas off and glueing it onto a board before I could work wax into it - the substrate needs to be rigid. I've read somewhere that the wax is supposed to go onto a porous surface. I hope this holds..