Tag Archives: OilPainting

Towards the mainland: oil painting

I’m now a student at Morley College taking the Advanced Painting Practice course in 2015-16.  “Towards the mainland” is one of my first paintings on the course and is inspired by the view from medieval Korcula Town across the Mediterranean Sea towards Croatia.

Towards the mainland

Towards the mainland (2015), oil on canvas, 50.8cm x 40.6cm

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City Lit Fine Art course show, Espacio Gallery – report

Espacio GalleryEspacio Gallery CLFA signKaren Pollock - paintings at Espacio Gallery, July 2015

Thank you to everyone who came to the City Lit Fine Art course show!  The show was very well attended with visitors coming from Mexico and Australia, as well as many friends and family.  I was delighted that three of my oil paintings were displayed (Towards the city, Avenue and Into the tree – see photo above).  Many thanks also to my fellow artists and co-curators Chris, Tony, John and Cath.

The exhibition blog showing works by many artists is here and the show took place at Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG who hold exhibitions throughout the year.

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Up, into the tree: making the painting (video)

The Up, into the tree painting (2015, charcoal and oil on canvas) was created in stages – starting with a photograph of an ancient sweet chestnut tree in Greenwich Park, London – this clip shows the journey:

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City 1 and 2 (paintings)

Two abstract landscape paintings (acrylic and oil on canvas) inspired by photographs taken of the West End & City of London from the top of Greenwich Park, London SE10.  Your comments are very welcome (thank you).

City 1, 2015

City 1 ( 2015) acrylic and oil on canvas, 59.4cm x 59.4cm

City 2, 2015

City 2 (2015) acrylic and oil on canvas, 40cm x 40cm

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Avenue painting: making

Avenue painting (2015, oil on canvas) was created in stages – under-painting, building the foreground, additive and reductive painting of the background – this clip shows the making process:

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