This certainly isn't a self portrait saying 'Look how beautiful I am!' I did it by looking in the mirror, and you can see the dogged concentration in my face! I'm pleased with it though.
Oil on board 8 x 6 inches
I have to confess I'm no longer completing a painting every day. I find that if I give myself the whole week I can work in more depth, learn more, and get a more pleasing result. Also I'm not rushing any more. Slow and steady wins the race. Another confession is that I'm very behind on this blog and these were done a few months ago. I will try to catch up with myself over the next few days. I mixed some bought flowers with wild flowers/weeds that I picked from the marina where I live to do these two paintings. 8 x 6 inches oil on board.
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!