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Sketches made when waiting…

A self portrait in a little mirror. I like being a bit unflattering with myself. No hairbrush, early night or shave for me. The eye is closed as the mirror was so near the two eyes were giving differnet views. … Continue reading

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Xmas holiday sketches & paintings

These works are mounted in black square frames that are quite recessed. A series of paintings treating the same source images in a range of different ways. Pencil and acrylics. These paintings were made side by side and at the same … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 4. Against Stasis & Procrastination

The lurking enemies of art are stasis and procrastination – the nearest I get to a cat poster. Continue reading

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Des as Grimaldi.

So, I’m having a small exhibition at the local café. All the paintings I put up are apparently too big for the space – health & safety with a little bit of politics thrown in, you get the picture? Anyway this means I have to come up with some smaller works. So I paint this local character, Des. He likes a joke, does Des, but he’s more than that. With this in mind I thrash at an old, knackered canvas board between 9 and 1, finding this in the morning, looking all colourful and that. Continue reading

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Airplanes: inflight entertainment. Summer holiday sketchbooks 5.

There’s a fair few of these drawings. A great way to while away the time in the air in between water and crackers. Don’t watch the Revenant on a plane next to a kid btw.   The size difference was … Continue reading

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The airport waiting game. Holiday Sketchbooks 4.

La Guardia. Ipads on the tables. Sharing a chair. A google based game. Indulgent Canadians helping my sons out.   Heads down. No boogie. We were talking about The Shining, hence the 70’s colouring of the airport. It was all … Continue reading

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A black cat on Shelter Island. Summer holiday sketchbooks 2.

This lovely black cat wasn’t allowed outside the house. For the reason that the wildlife is a bit more aggressive than in blighty. With animal works I can’t help thinking of Albrecht Dürer and his hare, the highpoint for of observational … Continue reading

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