Whilst my preferred medium is to use oil paints on canvas I have engaged in some drawing classes to improve this skill. I am far more comfortable with a paint brush than a pencil. But here is a sample of some of my attempts with pencil, pen, charcoal.
I have also dabbled a little in digital art which is very difficult and I am constantly amazed at the images being produced in this field. I would dearly love to be better at this art medium.
I did fancy following in David Hockney footsteps and start creating landscapes on my ipad. But I think I will stay with the oil paints.
Nevertheless, for me, digital art is wonderful for creating quick sketches to celebrate important occasions.
Remembering significant events and significant people.
For showing the artist at work.
And of course this artist likes to play.
My greatest achievemnt in digital art and created during the Covid lockdown period in 2020 was to make a Linerider video.
Finally let me share a little of my garden which is one of my greatest loves and remains my greatest achievement.
Where to next?
I know I am yearning to get back wallowing in oil paints. I think I will return to my birth country and start painting some more rusted corrugated iron and red bricks. Gives you goose bumps doesn't it?!!
Purchasing prints of my paintings
A Canvas Print is a digital reproduction constructed from an image of the original painting. The canvas print is produced on a box canvas ready for hanging. Occasionally minor cropping needs to occur to fit the available canvas sizes. Where severe cropping has to occur a comment to this effect accompanies the information about the print.
A Photo Print is produced from an image onto high quality Matt paper. A photo Print requires a frame.Occassionally minor cropping needs to occur to fit the available sizes. Where severe cropping has to occur a comment to this effect accompanies the information about the print.
A Photo Block can be made from any of the images available for prints. Size 15cm x 10cm or 10cm X 15cm (depth 2.5cm). Each Photo Block comes with a small stand. A Greeting Message can be added (limited number of characters).