Girls own fissure .. Watercolour and Pastel
Having spent most of my life as a Framer it has become clear to me that works on paper have no chance unless they are pressed, framed or mounted .They are usually the sketches and abstracted that need it most ..people comment that my work looks better on here than the real thing ..and Its true... but framed they become cleaned up and edged .and then possible to also hang ..then they are looked at ..That's why we paint them, to be seen .
Its unfortunate that the majority don't own originals and rely on these digital reproductions with bad colour rendition or poorly copied prints ..my hurried attempts at photographing my paintings result in them looking completely unlike the original at times . I use a compact digital most of the time and it doesn't pick up the white paper colour very well, hence the grey backgrounds and lack of contrast in the reproductions , there is no substitute for an original .
You may find my work a bit odd.. when at art school I painted a traditional painting . the teacher said
'if you paint like that you will be the same as everyone else , is that what you want?'
he was right I decided so I looked sideways and behind me.
This work is Brutalism
Link to / Paintings 2
Blurred ... Oil on Canvas
Songs of Love or Hate Oil on Board
In the Wood Oil on Canvas
Afraid of Trees at Colchester Station.
Users of Flags ... Oil on Paper
Earth.. Oil on Canvas
Untitled Mixed Media
Mask and the Dog ..Mixed Media
Run Dance .. Oil on canvas
Two girls in the hills ..Watercolour and Pastel
Bait ... Oil on Board
For him... Pastel ,Watercolour on Paper
Ghost Town Mixed Media.
Bromide Photographic print , Earls Court 1975 Mixed Media
Leaving .. Mixed Media
Go Away ... Inkjet Photographic Drawing and Watercolor
Paid for Love... Watercolour
No love for a stranger .. Pastel Gouache
Pietr the wolf
Collage and Watercolour on gloss printing paper
Self ... Pastel Watercolour
Background image by Mark Jackson