Summer Wildflowers

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Summer Wildflowers, 26 x 41cm, mixed media on board

Lately, I have been deciding on the colours I want to use first before painting, and have been loving the results. Limiting my palette has had a very freeing effect on my work, allowing me to solely concentrate on what I am creating and not on what colours I’m going to be using as well. I’ve used a lot of water too which has dictated the shapes and patterns I have used as it flows and moves my paint into its own desired shapes.

I’m going to be exploring this method of painting more, not just because I like the paintings I am producing, but also because I am really enjoying myself.

Summer Wildflowers, along with In the Blue, Dancing and Swaying, and a few other wee paintings will be exhibited at Smithy Gallery in their Affordable Art Show from 24 June – 22 July 2018. The Private View is on Sunday 24 June, 2pm–5pm. You are more than welcome.

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Allium Meadow, Work in Progress 1

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Just a quick sketch so I know where I want things to be. I also like working on board that is heading towards the darker shades.
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And now a scramble to get as much colour down as I can, covering the board (bits are allowed to shine through, though).

Into the Woods, chalk pastel landscape 4

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Finished, Into the Woods, chalk pastel on board. I couldn’t get rid of Little Red Riding Hood, but she isn’t so easy to spot now. The painting is now mounted and for sale on Etsy.