Dark harvest-square/acrylic on canvas/24 x 24 inches/2014
Towering skies 2014/acrylic on canvas/30 x 30 inches
Stone pines/acrylic on box canvas/8 x 6 inches/2014
Empty sky 2014/acrylic on canvas/49 x 49 inches/2104
Oblique illumination 2014/acrylic on canvas/49 x 49 inches/2014
Green poplars/Acrylic on paper/6 x 4 inches/2014
paintpiglove said: How do you start a painting? How do you proceed ?
Normally, with a simple, but strong idea in mind… a bunch of reference photos, sketches, etc. to hand… slap on some base colour and away I go.
Far view/acrylic on canvas/22 x 18 inches/2014
Retracing me steps/Acrylic on paper/11.5 x 11.5 inches/2014
sharonlynnwilliams said: Hi Paul: I live in Canada and found you when surfing on the net. I LOVE your work, abstracting the landscape is where I want to go with my painting. I was wondering if you do these paintings 'en plein air' or in the studio? I seem to be able to work from my plein air work or photos to make more abstracted work, but have a hard time actually doing it on location -way too much information that is fun to try to capture. Some days I am able to do it on location, but not often. Suggestions??
Hi Sharon. Ta very much. All my work is completed at my studio. I do have plans to work ‘plein air’, but it’s just not practicable presently. However, whether you, or I, are in the studio, or out in the field, I believe the same process should apply: cut down the extraneous information and state your intension clearly. Will you be posting your work online?
Sky three-solace/acrylic on paper/9 x 13 inches/2014
Sky two-patrol/acrylic on paper/9 x 13 inches/2014
Ice fields/acrylic on canvas/14 x 18 inches/2014
Sky one-wrath/acrylic on paper/9 x 13 inches/2014
johnmcdylan said: Hi Paul. I have enjoyed viewing your gallery so much. Very inspiring. Could you tell me what medium you use for your washes? I'm guessing it is acrylic plus water or acrylic medium but I may be mistaken. John
Hi John. Apologies for not answering earlier – I’ve only just seen this. I use water mainly, and acrylic slow drying gel very occasionally.