Texture still a prominent feature in my latest work but, as always, I like to surprise every now and then with something completely different. One of my favourite paintings so far is Blue Staithes a big canvas 120 x 90 cm. I really enjoy working on a big scale and I was able to great a great feeling of space with this one.
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|Over the Bridge|
|My Heart Misses a Beat|
My Heart Misses a Beat (above) so titled because that is exactly what my heart does as I approach Staithes and this view comes into site. I haven't been to Staithes as much as I would like recently as we are having lots of work done on the house and in between painting I am Project Managing all the work! Hopefully everything will be completed by the end of next month and then it will be Staithes, followed by a week by the sea in Suffolk.
I have been continuing my printing sessions and this year felt confident enough for some bigger, bolder lino reduction prints. I am every pleased with the way Staithes and Steers Dreaming turned out and will be showing them at Open Studios in May.
|Steers Dreaming Lino cut|
I have been concentrating on Staithes as a subject but have wandered as far as Runswick and Robin Hood's Bay after a recent trip staying at Raven Hall, which I can heartily recommend. Here are the results of that trip.
|Beached Boat, Runswick Bay|
|View to Robin Hood's Bay from Raven Hall|
|Roof Tops, Robin Hoods Bay|
And, on my easel now, trying something a bit different, very much a work in progress and may very well be starting again on a differently shaped canvas!