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The width of doubles – part two

Measure, check, measure again, cut In a recent blog post I wrote about starting a long narrow scroll painting based on memories of mosses. I'd carefully considered the width, measured and cut a paper strip 7cm x 350cm, and spent many hours painting, when the thought finally popped into my head - how wide are … Continue reading The width of doubles – part two

The width of doubles – part one

Memories of Moss, work in progressAcrylic on paperHelen Thomas, March 2021 I'm making a scroll format painting for the Dandelions and Double Yellows exhibition, actually, the final format of the display is still to be decided. What I do know is that I'm making a very long narrow painting based on green gold memories of … Continue reading The width of doubles – part one

Groundsel, Cathedral Grounds, Grounded

‘Groundsel Cathedral grounds’Detail of work in progress by Helen ThomasAcrylic on paper, 150cm x 225cm I started this painting early in 2020 to exhibit at Wakefield Cathedral later that year. When the PM announced the first coronavirus lockdown in the UK on 23rd March 2020 The Art House had to close its doors and I … Continue reading Groundsel, Cathedral Grounds, Grounded

In the last light of 2020

Helen Thomas, field sketch, Charlesworth WayAcrylic on board, 31st December 2020. A chilly and invigorating afternoon out sketching in the last light of 2020, on the edge of the vacant car sales plot on Charlesworth Way. Vibrant green margins of frost fringed mosses and tiny, ground-hugging rosettes of plants that I mainly can’t identify yet … Continue reading In the last light of 2020

Paintings available as part of #ArtistSupportPledge

I've made some of my paintings available to purchase as part of the wonderful Artist Support Pledge #ArtistSupportPledge scheme which was founded by Matthew Burrows in response to the impact that Covid-19 has had on artists' livelihoods. For the scheme, artists offer works for £200 or less (not including postage) and pledge to spend £200 … Continue reading Paintings available as part of #ArtistSupportPledge

Recent paintings

Acrylic on board 21.5 x 30cm Helen Thomas, 2020 ‘7386 IV’ Acrylic on board 21.5 x 30cm Helen Thomas, 2020 ‘7386 III’ Acrylic on board 21.5 x 30cm Helen Thomas, 2020 ‘7386 II’ Acrylic on board 21.5 x 30cm Helen Thomas, 2020