21st November 2020

It’s such a strange time at the moment - we are again in ‘lockdown’ and I have been busy painting and not updating the website as I should have done.

The images above are three of my latest ones and I’m not sure of the names as yet. The blue and yellow one was created in September, whilst taking part in some advanced cold wax training by an artist called Sally Hirst. I have been using oils and cold wax medium for a couple of years now as my favoured media and had hoped to take an advanced course with Jerry McLaughlin in Europe (he and Rebecca Crowell wrote a marvellous book called ‘Cold Wax Medium, Techniques, Concepts and Conversations’ that I use as go to textbook) but with the Covid pandemic, he has been unable to deliver any workshops. Sally is a Norfolk based artist and had some interesting and useful information in her online course. The blue and yellow was the culmination of the 4 weeks work.

The other two pieces were started at the same time, but have gone through many transitions to get to where they are now complete. 

Prior to and during the course with Sally Hirst, these two were worked on and completed. I fell in love with the colours of the begonias in a big pot just by my patio doors. I watched the blooms develop from yellow to peach to scarlet and the way in which the leaves and blooms talked to each other was just delightful; I wanted to remember them after the summer was over. The blooms have gone now and the leaves are turning brown and will need to be cut back. I will be lucky if they return next year in such abundance.

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