The Golden Section or Golden Ratio

The Golden Section or Golden Ratio

Golden Section or Golden Ratio is the special ratio found in nature in things like the distribution of leaves on a stem, or the formation of a snail shell. It has long been held that this ratio is especially pleasing to the eye and has aesthetic qualities when applied...
You Don’t Have to Paint the Telegraph Poles

You Don’t Have to Paint the Telegraph Poles

But sometimes the telegraph poles are THE THING! Inspired by driving along the Devon lanes in late summer early evenings, with the light splashing onto the telegraph poles. The effect was created in acrylic on canvas board by first painting the sky and cloud wet into...
Desaturation, brown and grey

Desaturation, brown and grey

To make a brown add any two opposites in the colour wheel. Ie. red and green, blue and orange, or yellow and purple. To make a grey add blue to brown and add some white. This is particularly useful In practice when you want to take the edge off a colour or grey it out...
Kingsbridge Exhibition

Kingsbridge Exhibition

Last day Iā€™ll be at the Harbour House gallery manning the exhibition. It closes tomorrow ā€” take down at 2pm. Had lots of nice comments and ran a very enjoyable charcoal workshop.