Tag Archives: River Humber

Fluorescence

Although I am fairly pleased with the colour intensity I am achieving in my canvas paintings I am still striving to heighten the impact. I have begun exploring fluorescent paints in some smaller paintings to see what effect they have when … Continue reading

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More studio work

As I embarked on the next few days intensive painting I was consumed with doubt, lack of vision and worry that I won’t be happy with what I produce and my time will have been wasted. However I was determined … Continue reading

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Digital drawings continue

Here are three more digital drawings. I produced them on location on my mobile phone using the free app ‘Fresco lite‘ It is very simple to use but I really love the results of building up of layers and the … Continue reading

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Considering Size

This week I produced two pieces of work playing with extremes of scale.

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Digital Drawing: Neon, Coral and Blue

Digital drawings on location at sunset. Trying to capture the intense neon flashes of the sunlight. From the ferry car park        

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Monotype Prints

Produced by applying oil based ink onto an aluminium plate then passing it through a press to transfer onto damp paper. I produced a series of mono-types last week, I feel that I want to experiment more with different media … Continue reading

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A different perspective: The south side

On Friday I made a trip to Humberston in Lincolnshire specifically to see the views of  Spurn Point from the south bank of the Humber and I was not disappointed. To my dismay I realised I had left my watercolour paints on the … Continue reading

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Drawing in the Dark

As it gets dark earlier, when I go to river after work I am witnessing amazing sunsets and the spectacle of the night taking over. This time of evening excites and inspires me, there are so many changes to capture … Continue reading

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September Sunshine

This weekend the weather has been beautifully sunny and warm. I have taken advantage of the last of the summer sun to spend a couple of days sketching and painting. On Saturday I spent a wonderfully serene morning observing the … Continue reading

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Distant Rain

This summers theme is most certainly rain……

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I have been in the print studio today and produce a couple more open screen prints based on sketches completed on location.

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Industry Sunset

Gazing at an awesome vista at the end of a lovely day and to make the evening complete a barn owl flew alongside the car for a few fleeting seconds, it was breathtaking.

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Spurn point Artist in Residence

I was delight to recieve a message from artist Alice Fox. She has just started a six month artist in residence on Spurn point. We seem to have much in common, textile processes and a love for the environment. I … Continue reading

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The Curved Space

My work has recently developed this recurring curve in the composition.   This intrigued me and has prompted me to research further particularly when I came across this painting by Casper David Friedrich. What I have discovered is that this … Continue reading

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Todays Results

I have spent a large part of the day producing new work and also reworking some pieces I produced last week to strengthen the compositions. This piece is on silk and over a metre long. I used the seaweed based manutex … Continue reading

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Easington: Digital Drawing

I completed this digital drawing using a limited colour palette to reflect the muddy river and the hazy skyline. I was trying to capture the effect of shadows racing across the river caused by the fast-moving clouds on this breezy … Continue reading

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Continuing practice

Today I carried on in the studio. I washed and worked over some pieces I did yesterday. This piece was a response to the pastel drawing I did the other week. I experimented with leaving creases in it making it … Continue reading

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Curvature: Pastel

I had already had these shapes as an idea before I can across the pastels of David Blackburn but his work has given me the inspiration to realise them in a different format. The piece is quite large in scale … Continue reading

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Curvature: Digital Drawing

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Pastel drawing: Cherry Cob Sands – Hot Spring Day

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Stillness of the evening

The evening was so still as the sun set. There was no movement of the water and the moon was clear. The distant orange lights shone on the hazy river. The rich blue deepend as the coral pink faded, merging … Continue reading

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Raining: Night Lights

Painting with dyes on paper

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Studio Development

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Digital Drawing

Drawn on android phone using the free app Fresco Lite.

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Stone Creek: Sunrise

Wishing to catch the sunrise I drove to Stone Creek, which is the point on the north bank of the Humber nearest to Immingham on the south. It is very remote and I treasure the isolation.

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Painting with dyes

Using dyes as watercolours for large scale work.

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Mud Dyeing

Click on the image to link to an excellent article by Judy Dominic in The Turkey Red Journal describing the process.

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River Humber Sunset

From Paull an incredible sunset and rainstorm over the south bank. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful view so near to home. The most beautiful purples, pinks and oranges and the huge sky completely dwarfed the distant … Continue reading

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Rain Drawing

Viewing the Humber from Paull.

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Pencil Drawings

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Storm

Dyed silk with discharge.

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Glow ….. across the Humber to Immingham

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Inspiration

                  Approaching storm over the Humber: This photograph, taken from the north bank, was the starting point of my fascination with this place and an interest in the sublime. The overwhelming power … Continue reading

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