experimental paintings In recent weeks, have decided to take my painting into a different direction. Towards semi-abstract, a more expressive way to paint. Have begun working differently. Trying to move away from pure representational work to more semi-abstract. So, it's back to basic drawing, but having no definite plan, other than going were instinct and spontaneity takes me! Another experiment. This time, I used acrylics, though initially I watered them down to the consistency of watercolour, as you can see clearly with the sky. I then used neat and thick acrylic to add texture. In a way, you get the benefit of both worlds! More gestural painting. Based on a humble teapot.Repetitive drawing, superimposing, allowing instinct, repeating shapes to achieve a more harmonious result. Still early days ...same drawing, but used Waterdown acrylics and worked mostly wet onto wet, to see the result. Another example of working differently from my usual style. This study is based and a famous photograph taken by Bert Hardy of two Glasgow boys A second attempt. In this example, I 'took the line for a walk'. In other words, once you put the charcoal on the paper, you don't lift it off until you think you've completed the drawing, neither do you look at the drawing! But you get exciting results which hopefully will lead on to something else.