Work in progress part 2

The painting that I am currently working on is breaking new ground for me in more ways than one. Firstly, because I am working in mixed media for the first time and secondly, because it is making me consider working in other ways and not just in realism. Because of time restraints I decided toContinue reading “Work in progress part 2”

Artists I admire part 4.

There are many things I am thankful for in regards to being a student and alumni of Aberystwyth University. And I am so fortunate to be able to live in this beautiful part of Wales. One of the things that I really appreciate is having the opportunity to meet other artists. Professional artists, who haveContinue reading “Artists I admire part 4.”

Work in progress part 1

This painting has probably been my most difficult painting yet, not because of the gap of almost two years when I didn’t paint at all, though that undoubtedly didn’t help, but because of my own self-doubts about whether I could do this university thing again. I always place too much pressure on myself and endContinue reading “Work in progress part 1”

Falling back in love with painting

It has been almost two years since I last wrote a blog post. I didn’t post the photos of my ‘finished’ paintings for my graduation show because I hated them so much! They were rushed and it showed. I am a perfectionist and I put so much pressure on myself that I couldn’t paint. TheContinue reading “Falling back in love with painting”

Battling through disaster after disaster.

I haven’t been able to add much in the way of paintings because I have been having such a nightmare! I have really struggled with the backgrounds of my paintings, there have been too many disasters to list them all here but let’s just say I am currently on redo paintings set number 5!! IContinue reading “Battling through disaster after disaster.”

More bra paintings

So over the Christmas period I continued with my series of bra paintings. These were slightly different to the first painting. Firstly, they were all A3, and secondly, they were all painted with the same background; the wallpaper in my hallway. Due to the lack of light and room to set up an easel IContinue reading “More bra paintings”

New work part 2.

After teasing you all with my last post I thought it only fair to leave you a little Christmas present of the final work-in-progress photographs and the final finished piece! I continued with creating layers to build up the lace effect on the bra itself. I used acrylic mediums for the first time with thisContinue reading “New work part 2.”

A busy summer, part 1.

Well it’s been a while since I last posted anything. I’ve been a bit busy!! The summer turned out to be a lot busier than I had anticipated! It began, of course, with my Book Illustration module re-sit. I hoped to do the course justice but, sadly, it was not to be. But I didContinue reading “A busy summer, part 1.”

My latest work.

In the second semester I have continued with my still life paintings. Each subject is a vessel of some sort. The focus was on depicting the material the object was made from accurately. The compositions were simple to allow the focus to be on the objects and their relationship with each other and their surroundings.Continue reading “My latest work.”