Den Haag 1. Oil and pencil on gesso / wood. 200 x 450mm.
I’m not sure if this will ever be finished. Three poses by the great actor Robin. The light streaming through his door really interested me. How to make this effect the painting and the figures within the space. The paint was thinned with zest (a non-toxic turps) and quickly brushed on.
Den Haag 2. Pencil on paper. 150 x .
This was originally in colour but works better as a black and white artwork. This has a strange style to it. A touch warped, like a fish-eye lens. As near as I get to Aubrey Beardsley.
Den Haag sketches.
As series of different takes on the scene, some worked on by my youngest son, who is better at shading than me.
Robin the violin. Acrylic and oil paint with a little pencil. Framed A4.
What an outfit! I was aiming for Chaïm Soutine style work but the painting failed to progress. Shame, as Robin looked magnificent.
Robin the guitar. Acrylic on paper. 90 x70cm.
A very quick and happy work. It didn’t need much more.