Sunday, 22nd: Blossoms and Roses

I have loved painting Cherry Blossom,  I love the flowers and their short stay. Aspects of this painting I wish I had done differently (a paler ground and stem, as well as maybe a little green in there) but I felt that it was finished at this stage. It’s very figurative,  I may attempt another…

Friday, 20th: Cherry Blossom progress

I aways tell myself just will allow for a lie in on Fridays, but that never seems to happen. It isn’t so bad though, at least I can get in some painting before work. The feedback from my assessment stated I should consider to be more abstract in my approach as this will give a…

Wednesday, 18th: Pablo – I think

This afternoon started off with lots of promise; I am hoping to start a painting of some cherry blossoms from outside my house before they all totally fall off. While waiting for ground to dry, I thought I’d finish of Pablo’s painting; I am really unimpressed because I keep making this worse the more I…

Sunday, 15th: Semester 1 Completion

To say I have finished my first semester brings me the greatest joy! The course of the MA so far has been tough (a lot harder than anticipated) but through all these opportunities to explore and experiment, has only led me to want to experiment more. Also, the website has had a little re-vamp so…

Tuesday, 10th: Grey Petals & Tainted

It’s always the way that when you have the time off to paint, you produce rubbish, but when you have very limited or rushed time, you produce masterpieces. Today was an off day (in both senses of the word) allowing for me to try an attempt at an idea I have been contemplating. I’ll show…

Wednesday, 4th: Masquerade

It seems that when deadlines are around the corner, I tend to struggle with my work ethic more so than any other time. I have been working on a couple of paintings without much considerate production, and I am massively falling behind with other aspects of the course. The last minute adrenaline needs to hit…

Friday, 29th

Today’s work in progress. I have spent a couple days on this piece and it continues to change each time I work on it. (Sorry for the poor photo the weather is shocking today).

Wednesday, 20th

So pretty much came home from work and painted solidly, like a woman possessed (or simply obsessed).  I am going to try and maintain a balance between figurative and abstract, so just wanted to try concealing the swans face within the feathers, but without putting as much detail into the feathers. I wanted to keep…

Friday, 15th

Solidarity, acrylic on canvas, 60cm diameter

Sunday, 10th

Sundays are my favourite day of the week by far. Usually Sunday is the day I totally dedicate to work so that I am prepared for the following week. I finished off my studies and my Outlet painting – yay. I have just tried to sit down to do some drawing but my eyes are…

Friday, 8th

I have been a little tied up with something special but now that’s finished I can get back to it. My 7th study has an ultramarine Violet ground (one of my favourite colors) because I am a little bored of such an enclosed palette. I named it Cadbury because the colours reminded me of the…

Sunday, 3rd

I realise the day is far from being over yet but it’s getting fairly dark, ish, meaning I’ll have to pack up the paints for now. I have tried painting with mediocre lighting and in the morning the colours look nothing like what I thought. So really,  I am being super efficient. I have done…