Experimenting further with arrangements – this one utilising photo research material rather than sketches on the titled subject.
For a long time I had an interest in the conduit paintings by Peter Halley. In this new work I have tried to inject some of these structures.
This new painting has been inspired by the visuals and atmosphere of the excellent film ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ – the story of a young girl who escapes the harsh realities of war, nationalism and fascist rule through fantasy and imaginings.
Adding to the growing collection, another abstract of a similar ilk – the colour in this instance a bit more ‘earthy’.
Here it is – my latest painting. An abstract work. My first complete abstract painting in nearly 17 years! This painting comes from a recent desire to separate the photographic/digital and painting in to two distinct practices – with the marks in this painting entirely generated from (quick) observational sketches.
Over the years my abstract painting has been there – quietly milling around within my figurative work – usually as small passages and occasional glimpses. My intention is to push this to the front. So let’s see how it goes..
Some of the prints have framing options and the list currently includes both paintings and images from Letchworth A Dystopian Vision. I will be adding more images soon.
An atmospheric street scene at night in Letchworth Garden City showing the effect of two types of street lighting going from vibrant colour under a white light to an orange monochrome under older sodium lights. The composition is approximately half dark and half light with little blend between the two, intersected only by the glow of the more recent street light with the stars above completely overpowered.
A few more tweaks and layout alterations to my online portfolio. I think it looks good now…
I have updated my retouching page and Vimeo video to include recent retouching work on images of wire sculptures by the artist Lizzy Lane. Before and after shots feature on the page and as transitions in the video. I photographed and retouched the images of these intricate sculptures for Lizzy’s portfolio and future website.
If you are interested in commissioning new work – painting, illustration for web or print, or video – please do get in contact. I have a new information page on my website that gives details of the type of work and contact details.
Although I can work remotely over the web for most types of projects, should you wish to arrange a studio visit (to view existing work for example) there are also details of my location on this page.