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‘Last Sleep’

Starting to feel more finished now, I am really happy with the background and will hope to complete one more veil of colour over the darker areas to smooth the paint brush marks out. Then on to finishing the flowers and sleeping...

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‘Last Sleep’

‘Last sleep’ oil on board, darker background being painted in, I avoided this stage for a while as I was scared I would lose the layers I love dearly, I now love the new darker layers...

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Colour Veils

‘Last Sleep’ colour layers, I always put off this stage for as long as I am able to, enjoying the underpainting map before it is hidden forever, I always feel this stage of a painting is like being in early teens,...

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Last Sleep progress

Last sleep (16 x 22″, oil on traditional gesso board), another layer of the under painting, previous layers and pencil marks now hidden, I shall be sad to lose this layer to the next, but it must...

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Sketchbooks

A dear writer friend of mine asked to see some of my sketchbooks, to me they are the usual mumblings of working out paintings, colour palettes, gesso recipes, ideas and thoughts! To her they were a glimpse in to an artists mind,...

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Dreams

Dreams usually inspire my thoughts in someway and it can be a source of brilliant ideas, I recently had a dream about a dormouse visiting me, and we had a wonderful time together in the dream, she was also sleeping in a bed of...

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‘Night-time’

Long over due a post here! In between breaks in gardening and pottering, recent finished painting ‘Night-time’ 4×6″ oil on wooden panel, on traditional gesso. Process and final painting. Super happy with...

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Moth Bow Drawing

^ First rough drawing stage to map out shapes, lights and darks, I always love this stage; seeing ideas from my sketchbooks come to life on gesso board. I do not have a final name for her yet; just ‘Moth Bow’ for...

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