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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 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 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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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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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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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 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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The third portrait.

Sebastian in the sun. Oil on wood, 41 x 41cm.This painting looks very different in different lights.Notice how there is a warm cast on the left and a cold cast on the right. Most of the time painting was spent … Continue reading

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Life drawing: I see you

I see you. Acrylic and oils on canvas. 91 x76cmAnother version on what to do after the life drawing session. This is a streamlined composition, with each element refined. There was supposed to be two life drawing sessions, due to … Continue reading

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Life drawing. Study in the study.

Study in the study. Acrylic and a little pencil on prepared paper. 3 hours. 1 brush.The idea behind this work was to spend time on the whole composition, rather than just the body. Objects were moved, some colours were changed … Continue reading

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Life drawing. Riffing on Patricia Highsmith.

Riffing on Patricia Highsmith (Ph.3). Acrylic, pencil and oil paint on prepared paper. 68 X 97cm.So, the writer’s books, personality and look are challenging and a great springboard for art. Even her drawings are pretty strong. You can like the … Continue reading

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Life drawing. Kit the actor.

Kit as French flag. Acrylic and Chinagraph on prepared paper. 72 x 102cm. 30 minutes.What a pleasure to paint this fine haired fellow. Friday night a St. Lukes. The texture of painting over old work adds to the texture. The … Continue reading

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Pencil portraits.

Birthday card. Faber Castell Polychromos Deep Cobalt Green 158. On A4 cartridge paper 400gsm.So, I had a nice photo of my son, a quick search for an image of the young Napoleon and Viola! Goodbye Ben. Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. … Continue reading

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5 Portraits.

Here are 5 portraits made over the last few months. 1. Green Eye 2. Uncomfortable 3. Leaning 4. Laptop 5. Haircut Three self portraits (I’m now wearing vari-focal glasses, which makes for some fun distortions), my daughter and my sister. … Continue reading

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Zoom Life Drawing. Y in Berlin.

Y in Berlin. Acrylic, oils and pencils on paper. 90 x 70cm.This started out just as a pencil drawing in the zoom life class. The model (Y) is in Berlin, hence the title. It does seem to have something of … Continue reading

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IEA. Triple portrait.

IEA. Oil on canvas. A triple portrait of my children. Made over the last year. In an old frame. Some details.

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Neil and dogs in the sunshine. 5. Details.

And that’s the book. Hope you enjoyed it.

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Neil and two dogs in the sunshine. 4. The finished work.

The whole family in paint.

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