Looking through my photos of small paintings with gold leaf, I found this of my girl cat. I think I was about half way through this painting. I used the gold leaf to emphasise her eyes and the cushion behind her. I know I have a bit left over. I was not very good at attaching the gold leaf, its hard to stop it wrinkling and breaking up, but I would say its fun to use and have a go if you fancy it.
Painted a year or two ago. The derelict pottery at the back of Portmeirion pottery. I love painting bricks. Most of the windows are boarded, and the Falcon symbol is on the end of the building. Painted in Autumn, acrylic on canvas.
It’s still standing but I think I will take some more photos of it before long, it’s worrying that it’s not being maintained or restored as far as I know. I guess it might be taken care of one day, but I’m not sure when.
Based on the Florence colliery this is a mural I painted on panels several years ago. It’s emulsion on marine ply and it was covered in perspex to protect it from the dirt and fumes from the road. I think it’s been relocated from here but I’m not sure whether it’s now inside the building. I haven’t been there for a few years. One day I will go and have a look.
Sleeping cat (I can’t quite see the title), lying on a stripey cover with gold leaf patches. Another small 6×6 painting, done a couple of years ago. Acrylic on canvas.
My cat is lying on the settee now in almost the exact same position. It’s like he’s time travelled from there to here….
Owls, painted on a tiny canvas (which is why the canvas surface is so obvious). The beaks and the eyes had tiny pieces of gold leaf to add highlights. Looking at it I might do a few more owl paintings. This is a small picture about 3×4 inches I think I remember? Maybe smaller, it did sell. Again courtesy Facebook memories…
Painted a few years ago while we were on holiday in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales 🏴.
I ppainted this while we were staying in a caravan in Pembrokeshire, I’d decided to take paints and a canvas for a change (I usually just take a sketch book or watercolours). I did some sketches of the castle but used a guide book for the castle to find an image to work from.
Manorbier is still in private ownership (a lot of places are now owned by the National Trust and other charities). Its really close to the coast, you can walk down a valley to the sea and if you look back you can see the castle up on a hill on the left and the church tower of the village on a hill on the right.
If you ever go to South West Wales it’s worth a visit……
This wasn’t finished when I took a photo of it. I refined the water surface which was not delicate enough. I also did more to the fish, but I can’t find a photo of the finished piece. It was another small painting, acrylic on canvas with gold leaf. I did sell it at a craft fair at Spode.
Crow painting from 2017. Acrylic on canvas with gold leaf. It was an experiment which I felt came out OK. Its from my imagination. It was only about six inches square.
I did a series of small paintings over the last few years, mainly for sale in craft fairs, they were quite popular. I wish I was doing more, but it’s pointless at the moment as I would just be creating more art with no outlet to sell it. Anyway I hope things get back to some form of normal in the next six months to a year……. Xxx
Acrylic on canvas, abstract, hillfort maze.
I don’t know what I called it originally but it reminds me of the maze like paths up to the top of Maiden Castle in Dorset. It’s not actually representative I liked the idea of adding glitter and colour to give it spirit.
When the sun Shines it sparkles.
You think a painting is finished then look at it two years later and realise it needs work. This picture is called new green man but it doesn’t really feel right. Then I suddenly thought about it and decided I might try and mix it in with a picture of a maori pulling a haka face. But is this a cultural appropriation? Am I allowed to use this idea. Merging different ideas. I will have to think about it. Whatever I do this will be changed.