A New Departure, painting of yacht at sea, Maxine Dodd

A new departure…

This image evolved from a chance mark made with the palette knife, I could see a red sail clearly and the rest followed. It’s lovely to let the paint take the lead every now and again… you never quite know where you’ll end up, but it’s always an adventure! 🙂 A new departure The picture is currently drying and so still fixed to the support board.  The image size is 20cm x 22 cm / 8in x 8.5in. Once dry it can be mounted or framed ready to send…’ For all enquiries, please  click here and complete the picture enquiry…

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Are you ready?

Still on the easel, but ready to go! This is another foray into acrylic, which I have enjoyed using for a change. I have found them difficult in the past but have discovered that I have been using them incorrectly! I have always used a tiny amount of medium with a lot of water. This is bad for the paint which can ‘split’. It is a polymer, so needs the medium to stretch the paint and allow it to flow. I now use plenty of medium with very little water and it works so well.* This painting is the result…

cycling art, tour de france

Tour de France 2019: Stage 21 – Rambouillet to Paris Champs-Élysées

Bonjour!  Stage 21 – So here we are!  The last stage of this year’s race. It’s been amazing – Today’s stage is the final piece of the puzzle with celebrations for the GC riders and one last burst for the sprinters.  Where do they get their energy from?  I imagine that the mountain climbers just sit quietly at the back after their effort.  Paris was beautiful as ever – and possibly the only part of Europe not drenched in rain.  The sun sank perfectly behind the Arc de Triomphe, lighting the Champs-Élysées in gold. Caleb Ewan burst through, apparently from…