A burst of energy

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on April 27, 2017 by Jill

 

 

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‘And the sun comes’ 5 inches x 7 inches – oil on canvas board

I’ve been painting the skies recently, aswell as the sea, and it’s been great fun playing with colours and brushstrokes. I like making these little studies, as they encourage experimentation.

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‘Cloud study’ – 7 inches by 5 inches – oil on canvas board. These small works also make plein air painting more user friendly.

 

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‘Night watch’ 7 inches x 5 inches – oil on canvas board. Titled so because when sailing through the night and the sun goes down, the colours of the sea and the sky can do some quite surprising things. The whole lot is moving and changing all the time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solo show at Fowey River Gallery

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on March 29, 2017 by Jill

Just about to deliver 34 paintings to Fowey River Gallery for my solo exhibition showing from 8th April – 23rd April 2017.

It’s been really fantastic making a large body of work, translating thoughts of and visions of Cornwall and sailing adventures beyond.

 

Leaving Harbour - 60cm x 60cm

Leaving harbour – 60cm x 60cm oil on canvas – £765

Leaving Fowey harbour in last year’s Pilot Cutter review, sailing on the Johanna Lucretia

Late in the day - 30cm x 30cm

Late in the day – 30cm x 30cm oil on canvas – £295

Rafted up together in Fowey, Pilot Cutters, the night before the race to Falmouth

Anchorage, Borgvig Glacier - 70cm x100cm

Anchorage, Borgvig Glacier, Greenland – oil on canvas – £1250

In the August of 2016 my partner and I were lucky enough to crew on the Aegle on a sailing trip in Greenland. An amazing, vast, beautiful, wonderful and vulnerable landscape, and an unforgettable adventure.

Lino Prints

Posted in My work with tags , , , , , on September 13, 2016 by Jill

These black and white artworks have all come from recent walks along the Cornish coast with my sketchbook. As a painter, lines and mark-making are usually confined to my sketches, but cutting into the lino board I’ve been having a great time using them to try to capture the energy of the sea and sky, and the different characters at the edges of Cornwall.

 

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Cliff walk – Limited edition lino print – 15cm x 20cm

 

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On the beach – Limited edition lino print – 20cm x 15cm

 

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In the creek – limited edition lino print – 15cm x 20cm

 

Sky, sea, colour

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on June 11, 2016 by Jill

At the start of this year I wanted to take a fresh look at things, to liberate the colour within my work.

These are some of the first paintings that have come from that impetus. I am always inspired by the colours around me, even on a rainy day they can be far more dynamic to the naked eye, than on any photograph that I try to take.

I wanted to make these colours dance on the canvas, the three paintings below are from my winter walks along the Cornish coast.

It is not about replicating the beauty of nature, but about trying to respond to it.

Sky and sea - 40cm x 40cm

Sky and sea – oil on canvas – 40cm x 40cm – £475

Currently exhibiting at The Harbour Gallery, Portscatho, Cornwall

 

From the cliff - 50cm x 50cm

From the cliff – oil on canvas – 50cm x 50cm – £595

 

Wave - 40cm x 40cm

Wave – oil on canvas – 40cm x 40cm – £475

 

 

New show at Fowey River Gallery

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on March 22, 2016 by Jill

I am very pleased to say that I have a new exhibition coming up at The Fowey River Gallery, Cornwall from 26th March – 9th April 2016

 I’ve had a wonderful time exploring and sketching some of the beautiful coastline around Fowey and then putting together this body of work, which features traditional sailing boats in and around the Fowey estuary, as well as local coves and beaches. 

 

 

On the Hall Walk - 40cm x 40cm

On the Hall Walk – 40cm x 40cm – oil on canvas – £475  SOLD

Readymoney - 50cm x 50cm

Readymoney – 50cm x 50cm – oil on canvas – £595  SOLD

Fleet and setting sun - 50cm x 100cm

Fleet and setting sun – 50cm x 100cm – oil on canvas – £985

Evening, Pilot Cutters - 70cm x 70cm1

Evening, Pilot Cutters – 70cm x 70cm – oil on canvas – £935  SOLD

The figure, and colour.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 22, 2014 by Jill

 

 

Avocado suite - 12.5cm x 17.5cm

Avocado suite – 12.5cm x 17.5cm – oil on canvas board

 

Since the twentieth century there have been  numerous paintings inspired by the private devotions of bathers, this one is ‘after’ Pierre Bonnard. You can’t contemplate in a shower, but you can in a bath, and I like the idea of someone doing just that, despite surroundings, despite the luminous bathroom suite.

For more images, click on ‘The figure’

 

Red flower I - 12.5cm x 17.5cm

Red flower I – 12.5cm x 17.5cm – oil on canvas board

 

This is an impasto work, with more emphasis on colour and texture, rather than form, and so the picture takes on an abstract feel. For this I made my own encaustic paint, mixing dry pigments with a paste made of melted beeswax and turpentine. Tube oil paints are something I could never do without, but being part of the whole process, from colour, to paint, to painting, is really satisfying. And also long-winded, no wonder artists took on assistants.

For more images, click on ‘interior and space’

On the beach

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 27, 2014 by Jill

 

Couple - (Rosevine) - 30cm x 30cm

‘Couple’ – Rosevine – 30cm x 30cm – oil on canvas

I love time on the beach in Cornwall, Spring, summer, winter – sunny day or stormy, it’s always a place to inspire.

The sand tells stories of where people have walked, where children have played, and dogs have swam. These two paintings are from sketches made on the Roseland, at the beautifully named beach of Rosevine. They remind me of how I spent a lovely stolen couple of hours.

On the beach - Rosevine - 30cm x 30cm

‘On the beach’ – Rosevine – 30cm x 30cm – oil on canvas

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