Sunday 21 November 2010

Quarry Painting #1a

Quarry#1a, Oil on canvas 50 x 76cm
This painting is based on the quarry monotypes I did last autumn from the quarry in Nantle, Wales. I have been back again this autumn and am making some new paintings and prints based on the same quarry.

Sunday 14 November 2010

Lichenscape#1 Sleeping Beauty

Oil on canvas 40 x 40 cm
Imagination is free to roam in the patterns and textures of lichen encrusted rocks.

Thursday 23 September 2010

Night Walk Painting

This diptage returns to the night walk taken on the Solway Coast one very beautiful evening as darkness was just creeping in.
oil on two canvases 40cm x 40cm each

Sunday 6 June 2010

Over The Solway Monotype

From a rocky bit of beach near Sandy Hills (the Scottish side of the Solway) my favorite beach visited again this half term, camping with the family. I grabbed a quick watercolour sketch which I made this Monotype from. The colours were so vibrant as the sky darkened just before it started to pour down.

The Lizard Tree Monotype

There is a tree on Bonis Hall Lane that you see as you drive towards the junction with the Silk Road into Macclesfield that I always thinks lookes like it has a Lizard sat in it.

Views of White Nancy Monotypes

These two images are views of White Nancy from the bottom of Clark Lane, a view that welcomes you into Bollinton just after turning in off the roundabout on the Silk Road.

From The Edge of Macclesfield Forest Monotype

From a walk in Macclesfield forest this is from the top looking East over the Peaks

Macclesfield Canal Monotype

This view of the canal is looking back towards the bridge just as you come onto the tow path off Clark Lane, Kerridge. A scene I pass often, I love the way the tree arches over the path.

Friday 23 April 2010

Little Leo collection

Little Leo, Monotype#2
A couple of years ago I grew some little Leo Sunflowers, a dwarf variety they were fab so I did a couple of paintings of them to brighten up my kitchen. I have just revisited the sunflower images I started with this little monotype.

Little Leo, oil and collage on canvas 70 x 60cm
I then took some petals on paper and stuck them on a canvas and did this collage and oil painting, because the yellow petals of the big flower is monotype on paper they seem to glow against the dark background.

Little Leo, oil on canvas 122 x 76cm
I liked the first monotype image so I did a large oil of it, this little Leo is not so little.

Tall Sunflower, Monotype#2
Finally another monotype not a little Leo this time I cant remember the variety it was a straggler against the back fence but still a wonderful flower.

Thursday 22 April 2010

Lichen Monotype

I was quite taken with the shape of this lichen found on a rock on the beach.

Friday 12 March 2010


This painting incorporates some collaged monotype work and was another image inspired by Lichen on the rocks of the beach at Kippford.

Saturday 27 February 2010

Shell and Stone#2 Monotype

This is one of the tiny shells I found on the beach last summer or was it the summer before...

Wednesday 13 January 2010

Rough Island Monotype

This monotype is based on a sketch done from Rockcliff beach in the summer.