Tag Archives: Painting

Portrait in Orange.

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

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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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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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Portrait. From mono to blue.

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

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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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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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Florida Art.

Palm Beach house for Mo.We went on a family holiday to Florida. Palm Beach, Key Largo, Key West and Miami Beach.I packed a big sketchbook and some acrylic paints and some pencils. I found the strong sunlight and deep shadows … Continue reading

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Portrait. Daryl J Hembrough in a smaller work.

Daryl J Hembrough in a small work. Acrylic, oil and pencil on card. 18 x 26cm.I was late to the class and quickly grabbed some small pieces of cardboard. Daryl is great to work with. The background material had a … 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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Life drawing. Long thin calm nude.

Long thin calm nude. Oil on primed wood. 60 x 120cm. Three hours.The background was primed with grey-green paint, then Prussian blue and Naples yellow were used in tandem. The discipline of this gave me space to focus on the … Continue reading

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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 painting: Gogmagog sleeps.

Gogmagog sleeps. Acrylics, oils and pencil on prepared paper. 91 x 72cm.I’ve had some free time for 15 minutes on Saturday mornings to look out from a disused bridge in Muswell Hill onto London. It’s an amazing view with landmarks … Continue reading

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Kate sleeping.

Kate sleeping. 2002(?) – 2022. Oil on Canvas. Kate sleeping was a pretty successful painting of my wife Kate. One of a series of 3.It was painted on the then fashionable very thick framed canvas so it stood out from … Continue reading

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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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