Winifred Nicholson (1893-1981) was a British painter fixated with colour and its special power and properties. How we perceive it and interpret it, in life and in art. Its parallels with music and much more.Continue reading “Unknown Colour – Winifred Nicholson”
I spent some time on the North coast of Spain in the summer of 2018. It is an impossibly beautiful place, peaceful with a magical, mystical feel in the air. Continue reading “I see the sea.”
Inspired by funny shape skies between the buildings of Valencia. Here is where things started: Continue reading “Building Paintings”
Recently I had an enjoyable afternoon doing some basic colour experiments …
This panel looks quite simple. Like there’s not much to it, or to think about. But actually I discovered quite a lot, the more I stared at it and analysed things. Continue reading “Colour Experiments”
My first bash at painting on canvas. I found a pretty hideous canvas on the street last year and knew it was due a transformation … Continue reading “Cabanyal Canvas”
Until recently, the only thing I knew about Patrick Heron was a painting of his I’d seen as a teenager. It was a school trip to the Tate Modern and we each had to pick a work to draw from. I chose this strange stringy portrait of a man, colourful, but muted and smudgy. Not literal, but not abstract, not particularly big or small. I don’t remember being blown away by it, but I liked it. It was pleasing, interesting to look at. And 20-odd years later, I still have vague recollections of it.
So I took myself and my vague recollections of a single painting along to a full show of Patrick Heron’s work. And this was the first thing I saw: Continue reading “How Patrick Heron blew my mind”