December 2020

Above is a recent painting which is now on show and available to purchase at Sea Pictures Gallery in Clare in Suffolk.  ‘Restful Spirit I’ Beautifully framed by Heather at Great Walsingham Gallery in Norfolk.

As mentioned in last month’s inspirations I thought I’d share with you some of the colours I used for my latest commission and recent collection of paintings. Colour mixing is an interesting and fascinating way to learn about how different hues work together. At the moment I’m really enjoying mixing Liquitex Acrylic Green Gold with Liquitex Dioxazine Purple to create a rich mix of autumnal greens. The tonal values are lightened by adding either Titanium White or Buff Titanium as seen below. For the marshes I used a mix of Dioxazine Purple and Daler Rowney Quinacridone Burnt Orange which created an interesting mix of muddy looking purples. By adding some Buff Titaninum the colours became more opaque. Another way to darken the mix would be to add a touch of Burnt Umber. If your interesting in creating something similar then why not give it try!

Thank you for your support and interest in my artwork through a difficult and challenging year. It’s been very much appreciated.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a creative New Year!