Tuesday, 20 July 2010

dawn through the veil

dawn through the veil, originally uploaded by P Brown.

This is the first in a few paintings where I am working in a more layered way; building up colour and texture in the process.
This is watercolour, acrylic and ink. It measures 13.5" x 9".

Monday, 19 July 2010

framed works now available

framed works now available, originally uploaded by P Brown.

Really really chuffed with the job my framer has done and can now announce that canvasses are available in the above format or "naked" if preferred!

Prices are £250.00 framed, £200.00 "naked".

Framed, the measurements are 33" x 29"
The canvasses have been "floated" on a brilliant white matte.

Naked, the canvasses are 20" x 23"

Above is Carnavale Accidental (right)
and "don't push and I'll tell you what happened in San Diego" (left)

If you wish to see all the available paintings in this format, visit my flickr gallery by clicking on the framed painting photo. If you wish to make a purchase then email me at philly@philbrownillustration.com or message me at flickr.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

breaking the space

, originally uploaded by P Brown.

Just put a few of my recent favourites up in the massage and training studio for clients to peruse and enjoy. All for sale now, but I am really enjoying seeing them on this lovely big white wall!

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

flowers abstract 2

flowers abstract 2, originally uploaded by P Brown.

Here's another experiment in watercolour and ink as a response to flower forms and colours in the garden.

watercolour, acrylic and ink on watercolour paper

, originally uploaded by P Brown.

I finished this just now and thought I would post it.
I am very happy with the relative contrasts obtained with the different thicknesses and volumes between watercolour and acrylic paint.

Just purchased some hardboard too, for experiments on this surface as an alternative to just canvas......its MUCH cheaper too!

Monday, 5 July 2010

flowers and water abstract

flowers and water abstract, originally uploaded by P Brown.

Here's the first of some watercolour abstracts based on plants and flowers I have been working on. I let the piece sit around in the studio, thinking of it as a sketch and have grown to like the interplay of marks and contrasts more and more. To me, its got a lot of fun to it.

I shall be posting a few more of these as they "appear"!

Thursday, 1 July 2010

untitled, acrylic and ink on canvas paper

untitled, originally uploaded by P Brown.

Coast. Acrylic on canvas. 50 x 60 cm

carnaval accidental

Really enjoyed the process of making this painting. At one point I really didn't know what to expect of it, but I have to say halfway through this painting genuinely surprised me. I am so happy with the energy and - to me - the mischieviousness that comes across in the end. There was a large amount of spontaneity and accident in this piece. For me, this is what is so exciting about the process of painting: accidents that work are a result of the artist putting themselves in the position where anything can happen.....success or failure!!

The San Diego Paintings

These paintings are a recent set that are inspired by time spent in San Diego and the Southern Californian area. I made this trip several years ago and have kind of "incubated" the memories and the feelings about my experiences there. The paintings came out quickly and with alot of energy, as you can see. My inspirations were memories of the quality of the light, the feeling of being a transient traveller in an exotic locale, the feel of the coastal breeze on La Jolla Shores and the many, many flowers and the way they moved in the wind.

They were all painted with acrylics and ink on canvas.