WILD AT HEART STUDIO...

This is my workplace….a timber cabin set in a wild garden in rural Lincolnshire.

My oil paintings are made in here…

My studio has space for finished paintings to hang on the walls.  I like to have them around me when I work.  They can be a source of inspiration for a new piece especially if I am working in a series.

 

 

 

A view from my studio door... 

Dappled sunlight through the trees and a mown grass path leading to the wild garden.

 

A quiet place in my wild garden   

The majestic Oak is 160 years old...

 

 

 

 

Paintings in my workspace...whilst preparing a group of pictures for exhibitions.

The tables are also used for oil painting workshops 

 

 

 

Three pieces as a group hanging in the studio.

These are about the landscape around me...

 

More new work drying.

 

Evidence of human presence.



'What is Blue?'

 

Having the blues but not in a melancholy way.   Landscape in blue.

Drying on the table.

Oils and cold wax medium on 16 x 16 inch canvas.

 

 

 

 

Drying line in the studio.

Work on Arches oil paper.    
Small studies in oils and cold wax medium  


A good way of loosening up.   Nothing is precious about these small pieces so they are pure fun and experimental.

 

 

 

 

'Blue Veil'

Soon the woodland will be turning blue.  Spring is on the way.  

Oils and cold wax medium on 20x20 inch box canvas. 

 

I was not sure if this piece was finished but after leaving it for a week I think it can rest.

My memories of bluebells in Lincolnshire.

I love working with oils to make colourful pictures.   The process of moving paint around is, for me, an exciting occupation.   

My technique is one of creation-destruction-creation as I gradually tease out a finished piece of work.   Often a painting will evolve into something far away from the beginning.

I use Artist Quality Oils.  Sometimes I mix them together with Cold Wax Medium.  I love the way the wax moves as I sculpt the oils with a brush or knife, squeegees and brayers.   Making many layers and scraping back reveals colour below rather like archeology.   The worn textured appearance is exciting.  

Cold Wax medium adds translucency and texture to the surface.  It dries with a matte finish.  

Paintings are mostly put aside to dry before continuing with the process.  They can take many weeks to make and are finished when I feel happy with composition and colour harmony. 



'Rags to Riches'

 

A new piece drying on the table.

 After it seemed to be going down the path of destruction, I finally won the battle.

Oils and cold wax medium on 24 x 24 inch canvas.   

 

 

  • To see my working process...
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In my Blog I chat about paintings as they change into something new...

 

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Anne Wood ©️ 2020