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My Son’s birthday portrait.
A Portrait 2023. Acrylic over glitter on gesso on MDF. Around A5.Painted in an evening.
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Imagined Portrait on Red
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Originally made at a life class tutored by the fantastic John Close.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
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Dreaming of Silver
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 thoughts. Acrylic and pencil over prepared board. 40 x 50cm.As I now have short salt and pepper beard and hair, people automatically think it is a self portrait. Which is interesting. The painting was created in a hour at … Continue reading
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The Disappointed. Oil on prepared wood. 30 x 60 cm.The model looked a little unhappy, which I amplified and skewed. When someone said she looked a little like an absinthe drinker, I thought to add a hazy still life in … Continue reading
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An advert for my portrait work.
I design a quarterly magazine and they had a page to fill, So…
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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
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Man & legbones.
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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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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Portraits: Nick the Album
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!
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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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Portrait: Christina the Queen.
Christina, Queen of Denmark. In order of application: Charcoal, Acrylic, Pencils, Oil paint on board. A3.I asked the model who she would like to be painted as. She said Christina, Queen of Denmark. Titles are fun. As you can see … 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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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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Portrait in red
Portrait in red. Acrylics on prepared mdf. 40 x 5ocm.
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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 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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