Kidney Wood, Richmond Park watercolours

Kidney Wood, Richmond Park – 2018-046
watercolour on paper, 381 x 508 mm, 15 x 20 in.
Available for purchase from Saatchi Art

Kidney Wood, Richmond Park – 2018-047
watercolour on paper, 381 x 508 mm, 15 x 20 in.
Available for purchase from Saatchi Art

Kidney Wood is a small open area of woodland near to the Richmond Hill entrance to Richmond Park in London. These two watercolours show the park in late autumn, early winter.

These and other works are available to buy from my Saatchi Art account.

Richmond: People and Places exhibition

Pond Slade, Richmond Park – 2017-003
water-miscible oil on linen, 406 x 508 mm, 16 x 20 in.

My painting, Pond Slade, Richmond Park, is currently on show at the Richmond: People and Places exhibition at Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham, London. The exhibition is on from 2 June to 19 August 2018.

Richmond Park oil paintings

Richmond Park – 2018-013
water-miscible oil on linen, 302 x 404 mm, 12 x 16 in.

Valley of the Sudbrook, Richmond Park – 2018-014
water-miscible oil on linen, 302 x 404 mm, 12 x 16 in.

Richmond Park – 2018-015
water-miscible oil on canvas, 402 x 506 mm, 16 x 20 in.

Richmond Park drawings

Valley of the Sudbrook, Richmond Park – 2018-007
India ink pens and acrylic paint marker on paper, 297 x 420 mm, 11.7 x 16.5 in.

Richmond Park – 2018-006
India ink pens and acrylic paint marker on paper, 297 x 420 mm, 11.7 x 16.5 in.

Richmond Park – 2018-012
oil pastel on paper, 297 x 420 mm, 11.7 x 16.5 in.

Richmond Park – 2018-011
graphite on paper, 420 x 594 mm, 16.5 x 23.4 in.

Richmond Park – 2018-010
graphite on paper, 420 x 594 mm, 16.5 x 23.4 in.

Richmond Park – 2018-009
acrylic, compressed charcoal and graphite on paper, 420 x 594 mm, 16.5 x 23.4 in.

Richmond Park acrylic ink drawings

Richmond Park – 2018-001
acrylic paint marker and India ink on paper, 210 x 297 mm, 8.3 x 11.7 in.

Richmond Park – 2018-002
acrylic paint marker and India ink on paper, 297 x 210 mm, 11.7 x 8.3 in.

Pathway, Isabella Plantation, Richmond Park – 2018-003
acrylic paint marker and India ink on paper, 297 x 210 mm, 11.7 x 8.3 in.

Richmond Park watercolours

Thomson’s Pond, Richmond Park – 2017-064
watercolour and graphite on joined papers, 42.5 x 58.5 cm, 16.75 x 23 in.

Thomson’s Pond, Richmond Park – 2017-063
watercolour and graphite on paper, 210 x 297 mm, 8.3 x 11.7 in.

4-part Richmond Park – 2017-062
watercolour, ink and graphite on joined papers, 42.5 x 58.5 cm, 16.75 x 23 in.

Richmond Park – 2017-061
watercolour, ink and graphite on paper, 210 x 297 mm, 8.3 x 11.7 in.

Richmond Park – 2017-060
ink, graphite and oil pastel on paper, 210 x 297 mm, 8.3 x 11.7 in.

Multi-sheet landscapes

Richmond Park – 2017-059
graphite on joined papers, 116 x 164 cm, 45.5 x 64.5 in.

These pieces explore creating larger paintings and drawings out of many paper sheets that are then combined together. Each sheet is worked on separately without immediate reference to the sheets above and to the sides. This leads to distortions in the combined image where each sheet registers imperfectly with the sheet next to it.

The piece above, Richmond Park – 2017-059, is taken from a photograph, as is the work below, Old Tree, Richmond Park – 2017-026. Each sheet was worked up from a portion of a single photograph zoomed-in on an iPad screen.

Old tree, Richmond Park – 2017-026
acrylic, ink, compressed charcoal and graphite on 9 sheets of paper, 183 x 137 cm, 72 x 54 in.

10-part birds of paradise and carob tree, Los Angeles – 2017-019 below was painted plein-air. Working outside from nature introduces an additional distortion of depth perception compared to the works based on photographs. This is apparent on the right side of this piece where the landscape recedes to a much greater extent than the birds of paradise on the left.

10-part birds of paradise and carob tree, Los Angeles – 2017-019
acrylic, acrylic modelling paste, compressed charcoal and sumi ink on 10 sheets of paper, 864 x 3560 mm, 34 x 140 in.