Tag Archives: mixed media

Winter. Tree Reflections 2

tree reflections in winter river

Winter. Tree Reflections 2 (30cm x 40 cm mixed media on paper)

As you might have guessed from the not so adventurous title, this is the second of my ‘black is the new colour’ series.  Yes, I know it looks quite a lot like ‘Winter. Tree Reflections 1’  but there are some subtle differences.  I worked on the two at the same time and it’s always interesting when I do this how one influences the other. I’m loving the inks!




Winter. Tree Reflections 1

river in winter with trees, reflections and river bank

Winter. Tree Reflections 1 (30cm x 40cm mixed media on paper)

The next in my series of river paintings is the first of two.  I splashed out the other day (excuse the pun!) and bought some black acrylic ink and then had a Johnny Nice Painter* moment and went completely crazy with it.  Lots of fun!

Selection for the RI exhibition at the Mall Galleries

‘The Old Shed’ framed for exhibition at the RI

I was absolutely delighted to discover today that my mixed media painting ‘The Old Shed’ has been selected to be shown at the 206th exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (‘the RI’) at the Mall Galleries in London.  I am extremely grateful to the selectors for choosing my painting from the over 1,100 works submitted this year.  To have my work exhibited alongside those of the extremely talented members of the RI will be an absolute privilege (albeit rather daunting too!)

The exhibition opens on 6th April and runs until 21st April and the Mall Galleries are on The Mall (you’d guessed it), just off Trafalgar Square and down the road from Buckingham Palace.  All the makings of a grand day out!


Blue Sky, Purple Shadows

Blue Sky, Purple Shadows (30 x 40cm mixed media on paper)

I worked up this painting from a small sketch I made a few weeks ago in the grounds of Burghley House.  The low sun that morning meant there were some fantastic shadow shapes!


Pre-Selection for RI Exhibition

The Old Shed (30cm x 30cm mixed media on paper)

I am thrilled that this painting has been pre-selected for the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (‘the RI’) exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London this April.  I won’t know until next month whether it makes the final selection but to have even got this far feels amazing!  Very many thanks to the selection panel and to those of you kind enough to support my work and offer encouragement.  I’ll keep you posted – fingers crossed!


Black-Eyed Susans

black eyed susans allotment

Black-Eyed Susans (25cm x 25cm mixed media on paper)

Something cheerful on a cold, dull day.  I think the proper name for these colourful daisies is Rudbeckia, but Black-Eyed Susan somehow sounds more homely.  They certainly brightened up a dull corner of a local allotment recently  and I loved the fantastic little shed with recycled guttering on the roof.  My fondness for sheds is now starting to rival my tree obsession……!


Last of the Dahlias

Last of the Dahlias (30cm x 30cm mixed media on paper)

A week or so ago I took advantage of the Autumn sunshine and popped down to my local allotment .  I do think it’s lovely when people grow flowers as well as veg.  I gave this the mixed media treatment as a way of trying to reflect the different textures in the scene, which was a bit of fun.