painting Perranporth beach

i wanted to paint the shallow water on the beach when the tide is just coming in. i was not sure if i could do it. i could have chickened out and left it out but i did not. If you walk barefoot in the shallow water on a Summers day its almost hot to the touch .Have you experienced that? you can look at it closer on my etsy shop , the links here,,, http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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making a driftwood cabinet

I chose some driftwood from my stash i collected in the Winter of 2018 to make a cabinet .Im not going to lie,this cabinet really challenged me. I went to bed with it half made, yet again thinking it was a bad idea and i could bin it in the morning.But once awake i was refreshed with new ideas on how to make it work.Driftwood is not at all easy to work with, for a start its not ideal for making anything with as its never got a flat edge . Anyhow what dyou reck? iv now got it for sale on my Etsy shop, its actually real heavy i just know itll cost me dearly to ship it out

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using cardboard found on the street to make art

it had been raining all night and the following morn as i nipped down to the paper shop i noticed a cardboard box soaked thru laying flat on the pavement. i got home started reading the paper and then a thought came suddenly into my mind. Somewhere id read that once its wet cardboard peels real easy -Go get that wet cardboard,get it now, quickly!! . Throughout the day i then made this piece , i knew the cardboard would make great decking/steps but not sure how itd pan out ,in fact at one point was going to bin it as the glue made my fingers all sticky yeuch – but the cardboard said finish me boy and after about 5hours i finished it,its fishermens huts at Walberswick in Suffolk /What dyou reck?

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abstracts on box frames

i ended up making the box frames first because the ones i saw for sale were pricey and it was not easy for these but turned out ok , i wanted them so theyll hang on a wall .This was a real learning curve.However i ended up enjoying painting these – i used black tissue paper and a mix of tempera paint and acrylic paints .What dyou reck?

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making an abstract piece of art.

i had this idea to use black tissue papers on some board i had retrieved blowing on the street . the images below go thru the steps i dunno if you like it?

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starting a nightime painting

i went out in the night taking photos on the seafront,to give me inspiration to do a nightime painting. So far iv just done the background and am letting it dry before i go onto stage 2

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looksee around Colchester/

im often window cleaning in Colchester city, in fact i love working there! It has very friendly people for starters .Recently i painted a picture of the High street

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Bawdsey beach,finding coins there/painting it

For over 20 years iv walked Bawdsey beach.In that time its changed due to coastal erosion from a beach where people sat on the shingle for the last 100yrs +to just a bedrock clay surface where its always wet and nobody sits . About 8 years ago i found most of these coins on just this short stretch of this beach as the shingle retreated they were left exposed on the clay base . Now im painting the beach and sometime im collecting driftwood there too.

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Duke Street painting

i used to clean windows here , its a series of accomodation blocks ,a Residential area in Ipswich.The homes all have industrial doors with intercom entry . These were built in 2009 and i often drive down this road in the course of my work,Pownall Road, as a cut thru to Duke street at the bottom where the Uni accomodation is .Theres never much traffic on this short road . I decided to paint it recently

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stages of a wide painting

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