Monday, 24 August 2020

Filtering Acrylic Rinse Water

I've been using a method to filter Acrylic rinse water, which is kind to the environment and saves the plumbing!

First I pour all the dirty rinse water into a bucket and add a solution of aluminium sulphate and powdered lime to flocculate the paint:

 


When the paint separates, I pour it into another bucket through a jumbo filter.


After a few hours, the clean water filters through and ready for safe disposal!

Friday, 14 August 2020

From ArtCan with Love - Fundraiser Exhibition




Here are my two postcards that will be for sale: 

                'Wonky Jack'                                                 'Kerfuffled'

You are warmly invited to join us for our first ever From ArtCan With Love Zoom fundraiser!
Our annual fundraiser will be online this year! But it will still be a great opportunity for you to pick up an original piece of contemporary art for just £40.00 and by doing so, enable ArtCan to continue to deliver it's vibrant program for artists!
FASTEST FINGERS FIRST!
How to purchase an ArtCan postcard
In Advance:
- Check you have the Zoom link for the live event.(e-mailed to all guests on the day!)
- Go through the PDF of postcards and make a note of works you are interested in and their corresponding number which will make live purchasing easier.
- NB all postcards are a fixed price of £40 (inc. P&P).
Join us at the live Zoom event:
- Pour yourself a glass of your favourite tipple!
- Each postcard will be offered on screen for 20 seconds and will
have an allocated purchase number.
- To purchase a postcard type in the comments: the postcard
number and ‘yes please’ and your name e.g. ‘012 yes please Jo
Bloggs’
- The first person to comment will be replied to confirming purchase
e.g. ‘Jo Bloggs it’s yours 012’
- By purchasing you agree to pay the £40 within 24 hours via the
donation page on the ArtCan website www.artcan.org.uk. This is
via PayPal so please include the postcard number as reference.
- NB – During Zoom - please do not type in the comments box
unless you are purchasing a postcard.
Reserve lists for works:
- If you can’t make the event and want to be added to a reserve list
for a particular postcard, please email in advance to request this
giving the postcard number: info@artcan.org.uk
- NB Priority is given to the live Zoom event, but if the postcard is
available after the live event, you will be contacted.
The Catalogue will be shared on our website and sent to all guests mid-August! Plenty of time to then pick your favourites!
We look forward to seeing you on the 2nd of September for this exciting new format for our annual fundraising exhibition!


Sunday, 9 August 2020

New Acrylic Texture Paintings in the Studio

'Shimmering Landscape 2' (60 x 60 cm)


'Turquoise Bay' (30 x 30cm)


'Farther Afield' (70 x 100cm)
 

Sunday, 5 July 2020

New Drip Painting

'Fires and Floods'
Acrylic on canvas,  85 x 85 cm






Wednesday, 3 June 2020

New Paintings this Month


'Fly the Flag'
Sculpted acrylic on wood panel
50 x 60 x 4 cm


'Hope Springs' / 'Eternal'
Acrylic on canvas
64 x 64 cm


'Follow the Rainbow'
Acrylic on canvas
33 x 33 cm (ea)


Thursday, 21 May 2020

Collect Artwork and Help Stephens House & Gardens

Let's help keep the gardens open during this very difficult time for the Trust!

As art curator and local artist to Stephens House and Gardens, I have offered  4 exclusive pieces of artwork of the gardens for sale with all the money going toward the appeal.  
The artwork can be viewed in the gallery on this page (click here) and purchased through the 'donate now' button on their website. In the message box on the local giving donation page please indicate the number of the picture you would like.  

First come first served and when they are gone they are gone.....SOLD OUT!




(SOLD) 'Fallen Tree' (picture no. 1)
Acrylic on paper
25 x 30 cm
£30.00 donation


(SOLD) 'The Corner in the Bothy' (picture no.2)
Watercolour on paper
50 x 40 cm
£50.00 donation


(SOLD) 'The Green Door' (picture no.3)
Acrylic on paper
25 x 30 cm
£30.00 donation



(SOLD) The Terrace' (picture no.4)
Watercolour on paper
28 x 35 cm
£50.00 donation