Summer Cocktail and what inspired my return to relief artwork on wood

This bold, bright and colourful artwork marks a return to my creating mixed media relief artwork on wood. Following a break of about two years, during which I researched and explored other techniques and a variety of painting skills and media I was -quite unexpectedly- inspired by some ceramic sculptural plant pots.

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A time-lapse video: making my tortoise relief art table top.

Well, it turns out I had made several videos whilst working on my latest tabletop, which means I got to make a decent time-lapse video as I design and work with the pyrograph making and painting it. Enjoy!

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Artwork: Evzone Marching

Following a recent trip into Athens to photograph the Evzones standing guard outside Parliament I was inspired to create this artwork. Actually, it’s something I’d long wanted to do (hence the photo shoot for reference). To be honest, I had originally planned to paint an evzone in his summer uniform but I forgot they were still wearing the winter one 🤓 but since I actually prefer the winter uniform with the bold indigo blue and red contrasting berets and detail I was only too happy 😊

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