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Grand Guignol (portrait of Robin and Mr Skellington).

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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Summer paintings.

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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

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A painting of crabs, in a Van Gogh style.

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

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Portrait: Against the sea and sky.

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

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Portrait: The waiting room.

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

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A painting of pears

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.

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Fallen trees, Epping forest.

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

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Adrian in Yellow

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

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Portrait in red

Portrait in red. Acrylics on prepared mdf. 40 x 5ocm.

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Portraits of relations.

These are some of my favourite people. It wasn’t a hard job painting them.

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Portrait on blue.

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

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A portrait of my Parents.

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

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Portrait. Daryl J. Hembrough in Highgate Cemetery.

Daryl J Hembrough in Highgate Cemetery. Acrylic on board. A3.The second of two weeks work (I have yet to finish the small painting from the first week). The background was sketched in before the session started. It came from asking … Continue reading

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Portrait. Daryl J. Hembrough as Philosopher King.

Darryl J Hembrough as Philosopher King. Oil on old canvas board. 42 x 60cm.This painting was created using four colours over two and a half hours. I thought his contemplative atmosphere made him look like a Philosopher King. The colours … Continue reading

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Birthday Portrait. 15.

15. pencils and acrylic on board. A4.There’s some interesting colour choices to make it 3 dimensional. Starting with a mid green, then purple, browns, a little blue and then some red. It follows you around the room.

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The Golden Couple.

The Golden Couple. Acrylics and gold leaf on gesso board. 14″ square.This painting was a commission for a Golden wedding anniversary. I had some fantastic photos of the couple from the 1960’s. There was something dynamic about this image which … Continue reading

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Portraits on paper.

The lump on my neck. Oil paint on card. 18cm square sketchbook page.Made using oil paint I had left over from other work. The light was strong and the thought of highlighting a part of me I’m not so proud … Continue reading

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Life drawing. 5 views.

Here are 5 paintings. I think they are all equally good. All are painted on prepared paper, in acrylics with a little pencil. All were made in John Close’s art class on a Friday night.

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Life drawing. On Melancholia.

On Melancholia. Acrylic, pencil and oil paint on prepared paper. 91 x 72cm. November – January 2021. Another painting that took a long time, with a fair bit of thought involved. Again, the work was halted and not particularly ‘finished’. … Continue reading

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Life drawing. On the theme of Samuel Beckett.

On the theme of Samuel Beckett (PUSH). Acrylic, pencil, and oil paint. 70 x 92cm. 26 November – January 2021.This work had a lot of thought and time put into it. I treated it as a commission from a patron, … Continue reading

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