Monthly Archives: February 2017

Seals and coral

These are the 6th and 7th in the series of underwater themed pieces. I decided to try out chalk pastelles in the 6th which was fun and gave me the chance to experiment with different drawing techniques.

With my most recent piece I went back to my paint and palette knife and reworked a series of paintings I’d been working on to create a third in the series bringing in the underwater theme but keeping the general format of the picture from the previous two landscape based paintings. The first, a fairly abstract dawn piece and the second a more literal landscape with a mysterious figure.

This third painting came from a comment on the first from a friend that the piece looked potentially like an underwater scene, so I developed it in this direction and let the colours and paint evolve in their own way.