Acrylic Techniques

Fire

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

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

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

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

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)

HOLY ISLAND CHURCH (PAINTING)
Strong lines enclose coloured spaces
Blue Landscape

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

HEADLAND WAY 1
Geology brought to life by colour and lines
Yellow on red

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

BALTIC COAST
Washed out colours and wide skies perhaps in a dream
Headfland Way 2

HEADFLAND WAY 2
Another take on our chalk and clay geology
the alhambra

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

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