painting from the blog
The language of images
In the introduction to Kathleen Raine’s selected poems she says, nature poetry is not what we write about nature,
There is this interplay between the idea and what happens with the paint. If the paint dominates, there is mess.
a bowl of water and light
I’ve just delivered a painting to a client who wanted to bring the essence of a landscape that she’d known since childhood into her home. The bay between Tresaith and the Ynys Lochtyn peninsula is like a bowl of water and light, sea and sky almost indistinguishable, held by the outstretched arms of land. It is a place to rest and breathe.
Painting is like toddler talk
I heard a toddler the other day copying his parents’ talking but making no sense. Blah, blah, b’blah, blah, he
With painting, you never know
I always turn to the writings of artist Sean Sculley when I want inspiration and insight. Here, from his selected
improvisation in earth tones
After all those months of working with white for the land, sea and light collection, my palate/palette was well and