I am pleased to welcome you to my blog and though I am a complete novice when it comes to blogging I am excited by the possibilities it presents and look forward to showing you my work, the work that some of my students produce and to answering any questions you may have about aspects of the work, techniques used or just discussing painting and drawing.
On Thursday November 23rd I did a demonstration at the Memorial Hall in Freshwater for Freshwater Horticultural Society of these Poppies in Acrylic. I had prepared the canvas with the initial drawing and used texture paste to build some impasto detail in the poppy blooms, some of the leaves and stems.On the night I only managed to achieve an idea of the finished painting as the alotted time was only one hour. I have spent a good number of hours on it since, Saturday 25th November I spent most of the day working on it at a Christmas Fayre where I was exhibiting at the Methodist Church in Freshwater and put the final finishing touches on it this morning, Sunday 26th November. I have now declared it finished and for those who were interested the price for this painting will be £135 (unframed).