Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Working in studio

During a visit yesterday to Dunwich I found a weathered piece of wood which is just what I needed to add to a piece I am working on.

 I want the pieces to be free of frames to be floating I have connected them by hanging them from the wood by wire.

This piece is larger the painting is about A1 the found wood was washed up on the beach earlier this year it is reminiscent  of a boat with cargo. Not sure how this will go.

A pic taken Mon or Tues of a passing boat with cargo. 

Sunday, 7 October 2012

New Camera

In my last post I said about problems with my Minolta SLR they proved to be terminal as the parts cannot be sourced.  As a result I have bought a Sony a65 so I can continue using my assortment of Minolta lens from the old camera.
I have enjoyed experimenting with the camera technology has moved on a lot in the last 6 years and so far I am very pleased with it. It has a panoramic function which is great it extends the landscape and works really well with the cliffs and sea views my earlier paintings used this format a lot. When viewing them on the camera it will scroll along the image- fantastic.

Just an example

Moon rising about 6,15pm  with boats on the horizon I seem to be obsessed by boats they have returned in some numbers along this piece of the coast they lay slumbering in the water swinging round with the tide waiting for oil prices to rise.

Time 7.50 taken with night setting

I am sure this theme of boats water and moon will filter through in to my work after all I am a water sign and controlled by the moon.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Current work - experimentation

I am having a few problems with the new layout etc of blogger.
I am posting some work in progress  My first blog for a while.

                                            These pieces are inspired by coastal imagery

                                           A detail of the above piece showing layering

                                           Another piece loosely based on cliff formation

                                           A small sketch and notes

                                          A arch way?

 I am having problems with my digital  SLR camera when I take pics outside they appear with very strange colours. I  have taken it to be looked at I hope they can mend it I am lost without it. Interesting effect !

This is the finished piece from the previous blog anyway I thing so still working on it from time to time

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Work in progress

After visit to coast at weekend had a few hours in studio. I am not taking part in Suffolk Open Studios this year family life is very busy this year and think I need to recharge and refocus.

The work is inspired by the mists lack of clear horizon. The sun - moon trying to break through and then retreating.
Colours texture and strips of colour when it succeeded

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

New Year

Photos show metal work on the beach this has been exposed by winter tides. Today Jan 23rd there was lovely blue skies, few clouds, bright sun, calm sea and a chilly wind blowing of the land. Walking was made easy by the firm sand. Wonderful !

Flat blue sea.
Exposed wooden posts and metal. This part of the beach was used to simulate the D Day landings this could be remains from it. They are not normally this visable.

To the left blue flat sea and sky Southwold looking inviting in the distance. The exposed wooden posts zig zag across the beach.

Moments later to the right Sizewell muted tones against the brightness of the sun in the camera lens

My First boat of the new year I found the pieces on visit to Minsmere beach on Jan 9th. along with a large piece of eroded metal which when opened out is a large round disc.

Boats go to new homes.

Boats wrapped up ready to go to new homes before Christmas. It is always hard to part with art work I find it so anyway.