Michael Harding Oils

I’ve recently switched to Michael Harding oil paints to see what all the fuss is about, and my paintings completely changed in a moment. I know the science, but I couldn’t say for sure WHY these paints handle so differently. What I do know is that I haven’t mixed any combination of colours yet that haven’t been absolutely beautiful to my eye, and working wet in wet is a dream and a doddle. All in all my work just ends up being better than I might have hoped it would be and incredibly, a pleasure for me to look at the colours, shapes and textures rather than at what I might have done differently. img_4934Blossom in Oil on Board 80 x 125mm

A Blossom a Day

A Blossom a Day. No.402. The Blossom Massive. This is our largest painting yet at a cracking 24ft x 14ft Blossom had to hold the ladder while I did the high bits. It’s a very special commission for the entrance at the National Portrait Gallery. Wait…. what’s that Blossom? Right. Well, Blossom got the measurements wrong apparently. It was supposed to be 24 x 14 CENTIMETRES and it’s for National EXPRESS. Stares into camera and sighs. 😡  https://www.instagram.com/davidwslack

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A Few Prints

Hello hello. I had some lovely large prints made for me by the brilliant Martell in St Leonards, of some of my paintings and have each of the below available. They are £85 each including p&p within the UK. I will be offering more soon. They are beautifully printed and sit within a nice white border at 50cm x 40cm ready for (standard frame size) framing. These few prints are the first in a series and will be signed and numbered. If you arrived through lovely Suzi Ruffell’s instagram you’ll have seen the size framed up. Just a simple skinny frame looks great. Please use my contact page if you are interested and thanks for looking folks. XXX

A Blossom a Day

Well it’s Day 41 of the Blossom a Day project and I’m having a lovely time using Dr Martin’s liquid watercolours. They interact so interestingly with each other. Layering with bleed-proof white makes beautiful accidental dreamlike marks and colours. This is great. Can’t wait to get stuck in to the next one.

Yours ‘Til I Die

…or ‘Do my arms look big in this?’  Just waiting for the oil to dry on this lovelorn fellow and getting the frame ready. This one is off to The Towner Gallery in Eastbourne.

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