I was never really happy with my new blog, and a lot of people used to visit this one, so I've decided to come home!! I'm now going to use this blog to document my daily progress in painting. I'm trying to paint at least one small 'alla prima' oil painting from life every weekday - some days I might not be able to do this but I'll try my best. This is an oil painting on gessoed board - a surface I'm not used to but I'm getting to like it. The reflection of the satsuma in the blue shiny cup was fun to do.
My name is Angie Wood and I live on a narrowboat on the beautiful Oxford canal.
A long time ago in the eighties I studied Art and Design at Goldsmiths College and went on to be a paste up artist and then a graphic designer. I’ve never stopped painting and drawing though – I painted pet and animal portraits for a while and over the past two years have begun creating small oil paintings of vintage objects, textiles and flowers. I collect items from fleamarkets to paint and my little narrowboat is getting fuller all the time! I’m particularly delighted by colourful patterns on textiles and ceramics and I also love painting reflective surfaces. I’m usually attracted to items from the early part of the twentieth century, which bring back memories of my great aunts’ and grandmother’s cosy houses. My artistic aim is to pay homage to the things I paint by observing them as closely as I can, and to create something beautiful that will hopefully make people as happy as I was when I was making it!