Tag Archives: john clare

on green, purple, and blackbirds

I finished and finally framed the painting Edgescape: Fenn earlier this week… it will be exhibited in the HWAT showcase exhibition for the duration of April 2010.

[Edgescape: fenn, mixed media on canvas, 90cm x 90xm, 2008-2010]
I added a few more glazes over the lower section of the canvas to get a more of a yellowy-green, and [...]

out of the woods

gnarled oak tree trunk

oak bark

stripped bark

young leaning tree

pollard trees

upturned dead tree with roots exposed

tree with split branches

[sketchbook drawings... in the woods, september 2009]
after a week of teaching, it was a relaxing break to find a couple of hours of solitude by more drawing in the woods… it is not all green leaves; there are knotty [...]

shades of grey [continued...]

seeing shades of grey. there is a reason for this… strangely, it helps to see the relationship of colours, the balance or contrast between vibrant and muted hues..

saltscapes [a work in progress]

paint pots.
i’ve become quite obsessed by the poetry of john clare…
why john clare? a troubled soul who found solace and peace in the [...]