Archive for colour

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

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’

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