Thursday, July 23, 2015

Trying my hand at sculpture

I have recently been trying my hand at sculpture using copper wire as a frame and then sand mixed with PVA glue, and once the sculpture has dried decorating it with acrylic paint and glitter.

I am now working on a fantasy creature, a woolly duck - it is part finished, just got the Alpaca wool to add. I will post a picture as  soon as its completed.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sea Cliffs Painting is finished

I have completed a new painting - Sea Cliffs 

It is a 3D picture using a combination of materials, the sea cliffs of rock and the addition of grass, lichen, feathers, fibre glass and oil paints.

For further information please visit

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Painting of the week - Standing Stones

Completed a new miniature  - a triptych, mixed media using stones, sand, foliage etc on wooden mounts

It is inspired by standing stones found throughout the UK - I am fascinated by our ancient history and the stones in our landscape, the mythology that surrounds them also fires my imagination....

Friday, February 27, 2015

New miniature Diptych

I have just completed a new miniature diptych -  measuring 30cm wide and 10cm high. I have used rock and sand on a wooden base for the work, with acrylic paints.

As a lot of my work is 3D multimedia it is hard to take prints and so I am in the process of working on miniatures of the work, plus other stand alone subjects for the miniatures as well.

More details on or you can keep up with regular postings on Twitter @ian_sanday

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Finished the 'Ferns' Picture

Finished the 'Ferns' Picture I have been working on

Put the picture into a temporary frame to see how it hangs on the wall. More details of this and other work can be found at

I started off with placing dried fern leaves on the canvas, then painted the whole canvas in grey acrylic. Then dripped PVA glue trails and added sand. When dry I dropped acrylic inks on and moved the canvas about to get them to run around. As the ink was still wet I added some multicoloured glitter to give it a sparkle (which you can't see very well from the picture) and then finished off the ferns with metallic green.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

New Website launched

Well, it's been a while, but I have finally got my new website up and running.

Please click through to and have a look, I have posted all my latest art work, plus you can click through to the book page as well and see how the writing is going.

You can now find me on Twitter as well @ian_sanday

I am enjoying working on my mixed media art work, and to broaden my skills I have joined the Rosemary Hale art group in Derrington. Rosemary is a great teacher and she has been helping me develop my watercolours.

Here is a landscape from the Norfolk Broads in winter.