In other news, I am currently working on a project in Bath, helping to make a series of large sustainable Christmas decorations which are made from recycled plastic. I will make a proper post about it in a few days’ time, but here are a couple of snapshots to be getting on with…!
My second solo exhibition, “Vistas”, is now over! I had a very enjoyable week invigilating and chatting to people who visited – The Christmas Steps is quite a busy thoroughfare and I got a lot of interest.
Here are the pictures I took of the set-up, so that people who couldn’t make it in real life can still have a look:
I’m not 100% sure what I’ll be up to next (but that’s what keeps life interesting, right!), but there are a couple of new group exhibitions probably on the horizon, which I will of course write about when the time comes… For now, I will be working, saving and making new paintings whenever possible, ready for the next opportunity.
I am very pleased to announce that I have a second solo art exhibition – “Vistas” – coming up in August at the Christmas Steps Gallery in central Bristol! I will be posting more about it very soon. For now, the opening times and address are:
Hello everyone, I wanted to write a little update about some new techniques on which I’ve been concentrating recently. I’ve been very busy since finishing my exhibition, creating new work and exploring slightly new processes.
I have used elements of acrylic pouring in my work before, but haven’t studied its techniques properly until now. And I can honestly say it’s the most fun I have ever had making work!
(All the pictures shown in this post are available as either originals or prints – have a look at my artwork galleries for details.)
I have been watching many art videos on YouTube to learn more about acrylic pouring. In essence, it requires a selection of acrylic paints, a pouring medium such as Floetrol which preferably adds some cells, and water mixed in a cup and poured over the canvas in various movements, often tilting the canvas so that the colours combine and create infinite different patterns.
I have bought myself some more cups, paints, a big tub of Floetrol, and lots of giant painting sticks, so that I have been able to start this pouring process properly.
As you can see, I like to put my own spin on these poured paintings by adding elements of detail to make them into various abstract landscapes (seeing as that is where my brain always goes!)
More new pieces are on their way soon – keep an eye on my artwork galleries!