Mackerel and lemons for S. Acrylic on MDF. A3.This was painted live. There was a great moment when a spot of blood came of of the upper fish. Still need to eat the fish from the freezer. A very pleasant … Continue reading →
A Portrait 2023. Acrylic over glitter on gesso on MDF. Around A5.Painted in an evening.
Imagined Portrait on Red. Acrylic and pencil on MDF board. 50 x 40cm.Originally made at a life class tutored by the fantastic John Close. This painting was constantly tinkered with. as you can see below. Eventually I used a John … Continue reading →
Dreaming of Silver. Acrylic and pastels over prepared board with glitter. 40 x 50cm.There’s something fun about fighting with a painting surface; glitter does not like to be worked on! Another portrait with a hot red background, another painting with … Continue reading →
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Red portrait. Acrylic, glazing medium and pencil on board. 40 x 50cm.1 hour in front of the model, 20 minutes at home. The model had a small but powerful pink light on his face. This was fascinating to paint. I … Continue reading →
Green, Yellow and Red. Still life on a table tennis table. Oil and oil pastels on mdf.This was created as I was teaching art in my studio. I could be distracted by creating this and still be in the room … Continue reading →
The view from the interior. Acrylics and oil on canvas. 30 x 50cm. May 2021 – November 2022.This painting took a very long time to complete, with a lot of changes. A scene in a stylised manner, with a sense … Continue reading →
Sitting in the Light. Acrylic on board. 30 x 40cm.A two session painting, so, around 6 hours. I was not happy at all after the first session. The sketch was trying to work out what was wrong with the work. … Continue reading →
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 →
Many figures, one model. Acrylics and pencil on prepared paper. 97 x 70cm.These were painted over two sessions, around six months apart. Fun how the figures interweaved with each other. Two more paintings with multiple poses. There is a strong … 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 →
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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 →
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 →
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.