I think the pressures of life have such a HUGE impact on your creativity and your creative practice and it’s been no secret that I’ve recently suffered from artists' block. For those that don’t know, artists block is HORRIBLE. It creeps up on you out of nowhere (for me, it’s when my head feels a little busy!), and it’s the most frustrating thing. It’s dark, exasperating and annoying. Everything you create seems to be rubbish; all the marks seem completely wrong and quite fran
Cracking on with another Christmas Commission today. This one is coming together now after a few months where I've not quite felt it. I wasn't really feeling the blues for a while so I was adding layers and layers of deeper greens, blacks and dark blues then covering it all up again with creams and off whites. This painting really does have layers & layers of paint! I've been experimenting with adding ink to this piece as I haven't done that for a while. I tend to shy away fr
I need to crack on this weekend but I keep being distracted by cake baking, animals & dinners out!
As well as smaller paper works I am also currently painting a larger commission on canvas. It needs to completed by Christmas (as it's a gift) and is really taking its time to come together. I have been quite expressive with the first few layers so need to focus in on colour.
This painting currently feels quite grey, black & white. It has a lot of depth but lacks punch and v