Acrylic Techniques


FIRE
This abstract was based on the natural patterns made by the bark of a fir tree

BEMPTON CLIFFS
Thick paint and fast brush strokes used to give a sense of movement, waves and rain with birds darting into the sea

WRECK OF THE BATAVIA
broad brush strokes link the blowing sails to the driven clouds and sense of impending disaster

STILL LIFE WITH JUG
Shapes made by handles and spouts weave together

TURMOIL
Mixture of thin and thick paint allowing wet to engrave tracks into dryer areas, the resulting patches of colour were then enhanced by thin washes

HOLY ISLAND CHURCH (PAINTING)
Strong lines enclose coloured spaces

BLUE LANDSCAPE
Blurred images as we see when the eye is only just able to make out shapes in the growing dark

HEADLAND WAY 1
Geology brought to life by colour and lines

YELLOW ON RED
Just letting wet seep into wet and let the paint do the work

BALTIC COAST
Washed out colours and wide skies perhaps in a dream

HEADFLAND WAY 2
Another take on our chalk and clay geology

THE ALHAMBRA
A simple image made complex by using an Moorish pattern found in the Alhambra to make connection with the artists who built and decorated this magical place

ST JOHN OF BEVERERLY
Painted on the varnished wood of a door this near life size figure glows out