Study / Reality / Reproduction. Acrylics on prepared wood. 13″ square.Last Friday night at John Close’s fantastic art class I had the pleasure of painting this scene,In the top left there is a wonderful Grisaille study (with addition of the … Continue reading
Like everyone else in the world, I have much on my mind at the moment. The work in the last few weeks has got fairly loose and is painted on photographers backdrop paper – a sort of thick non grainy … Continue reading
Zigzag. Acrylics on canvas. A3. Trying to make the composition really 3D. Very hard to photograph due to the amount of glazing medium. To me the eye zigzags down the composition. 4 life paintings. Acrylic on paper. The model was … Continue reading
Man & legbones. Acrylic on paper. 70 x 80.This model has been painted and drawn many times. Always a pleasure. the pose was strong and the diagonals made the composition interesting. The background wall was bright red in real life, … Continue reading
Grand Guignol (Portrait of Robin and Mr Skellington). Acrylic, pencil, oil paint. 40 x 50cm.Painted at the brilliant Mary Ward Centre on the Tuesday night portrait class tutored by the essential John Close. Robin is always a treat to paint, … Continue reading
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A range of drawings and paintings interested in strong light and people in the sunshine. Hot Patootie. Acrylic and pencil on sand on board. 10″ square. Made from a collection of sketches made around Cap d’Agde in the south west … Continue reading
Nick is a wonderful friend. He is also a good musician. I thought for a present, he needed an album cover. Here’s the record. Fun!
Portrait in Orange. Acrylics with glazing medium, pencil and oil paint on prepared board. A3.Made in one of the hottest days in London. Quite a workout. The Mary Ward Centre had some fans working overtime and both John Close the … Continue reading
Crabs for Vincent. Acrylic and pencil on board. A3 landscape.I was commissioned to paint these feisty crustaceans by a friend after looking at a Vincent Van Gogh painting in the National Gallery. The Van Gogh original, the painting without frame … Continue reading
Christina, Queen of Denmark. In order of application: Charcoal, Acrylic, Pencils, Oil paint on board. A3.I asked the model who she would like to be painted as. She said Christina, Queen of Denmark. Titles are fun. As you can see … Continue reading
Against the sea and sky. Acrylics on prepared MDF. 40 x 50cm.A two week pose, with some work at home. I’ve been enjoying the blue skies at the moment and thought it would make the pose a little more heroic. … Continue reading
The waiting room. Oil on treated pdf board. The pose was for two sessions; it’s been worked on at home, using glazes to heighten the colour and finish the background. Originally the whole painting was a mix of blue greys. … Continue reading
Pears for Guilia. Acrylic on card. Around A5. It’s hard to buy a present of a good quality pear tree this time of year. So I painted a picture of pears as a substitute until the real thing arrives.
Fallen trees, Epping forest. Acrylics, pencils and pen on gesso’d mdf. Around A3.Painted in is situ on Saturday amid sun, wind and rain, all in the space of an hour. Once the dynamic composition was chosen this painting happened pretty … Continue reading
From mono to blue. Acrylics, oil glazes and pencil on prepared yellow 1960’s canvas paper. 40 x49 cm.This was a lesson in grisaille (painting in greys). This techniques makes it a lot easier to concentrate on form and tone without … Continue reading
Adrian in yellow. Acrylic and glaze medium on prepared board. Adrian is a famous life model, so it was unusual to see him in a scarf. The theme this week was yellow. The look he’s giving is of someone who … Continue reading
Portrait in red. Acrylics on prepared mdf. 40 x 5ocm.
These are some of my favourite people. It wasn’t a hard job painting them.
Portrait on Blue. Acrylic on prepared 1960’s Daler canvas paper. 48 x 40cm.I liked this painting enough to have it hanging up in my house. Made at the Tuesday evening portrait class at the Mary Ward Centre, Queens Square, London.Unfortunately, … Continue reading
Anniversary portrait. Acrylic on card. A4.A pleasure to paint. My parents are very cool. Here they are in Italy in the 1960’s. Gold works well for this type of works, being obviously not ‘real’ and full of positive connotations. The … Continue reading