Some recent paintings

 

Some recent paintings

 

I've recently started to combine paint with collage, using a range of oriental and found papers. I use my own photos as a starting-point, but I don't aim to reconstruct a realistic depiction of landscape. Instead, I use the outlines of landscape as a sort of template. Working in and around the template, I feel free to experiment with texture, colour and form - leaving myself open to accident and surprise.

 

I'm not sure of the quality of the paintings, or how this is going to work out.

 

Not an excuse, but the textural quality of the collage is not really visible on the screen.

 

Comments welcome.

Fairy Glen, Betws-y-Coed

Mixed collage papers, watercolour and white gouache

Felbrigg Wood, Norfolk

Collage papers and watercolour

 

Snowdonia

Mixed collage papers, watercolour and white gouache

Fairy Glen, Betwys-y-Coed

Modelling paste and collage

Acrylic, watercolour, gouache, ink

Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Collage, watercolour, gouache