Some recent paintings

 

Some recent paintings

 

I've recently started to combine paint with collage, using a range of oriental and found papers.

 

Sometimes I work from a drawing, as in the still life further down this page.

 

Sometimes I work semi-abstractly, superimposing various elements of paint and collage, as in 'Diary'.

 

And sometimes I use my own photos of places I know or have visited as a starting-point. I don't aim to reconstruct a realistic 'copy' 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.

 

Not an excuse, but the textural quality of the collage is not always 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

Still life.

Watercolour, gouache and collage.

Diary. Torn fragments of diaries, with collage.