Glossy painting

I would like to tell you something about my technique. It is particular.

I simply use an ordinary non-drip gloss paint which I pour freely from a pallet knife. The tool never touches the paper to allow the image to have its own life.

The effect is great – even when the paint is dry it looks glossy, it keeps shining, and because I never sketch what I am painting as I totally rely on accidental splashes in order to capture the movement.

When the paint is dry I can cover certain slip-ups with an acrylic paint and add a little wash of ink in the background. With a splash of the colour, the picture takes a different life.


Paul Kenton – Bus Stop Blues painting

I don’t remember how I got about using the gloss paint – and it needs to be a particular gloss paint, non-drip, so the flow of the paint is not too quick and runny

I encountered an artist in one of the London Galleries, Paul Kenton – he was using something similar to create his cityscape. I thought I would like to try this technique, however, struggled with finding appropriate paint. Acrylics were too runny or too thick, I wanted nice, gluey consistency. I think that’s how I thought about the gloss paint – having found a tin at home.


My technique developed a lot since the first time I had used it and you can view available originals, prints and cards in my SHOP area.

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