Saturday, 28 January 2017

Odd Socks

The final one in the Dylan series but I may try to persuade Dylan to do this again in the future. Who knows we may have a completely new look in the future.  I am rather pleased with this. 

60cm * 60cm

Entered for the BP Portrait 2017 and surprisingly it didn't get in - again

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Dylan 4

This the fourth and started out as just  a black and white underpainting but I like the monotype and started adding more and more detail until it was finished. Although the others are fine this is the one I like the most. Its the expression, just makes you smile.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Dylan 3

Number 3 is a closer view heavy crop. When I started to paint this I thought of it rotated to the right with the hair down the right side and I'm still not sure which I prefer. Some really   lovely colours in the face with this one.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

The fourth "small piece of card"

I enjoyed the last little study so I did another. a bit of a break from the normal detailed work.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

And yet another "small piece of card"

Someone wanted to know why I hadn't finished their portrait and the reason was I couldn't decided how to do the background. So to make up I did this little study.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Dylan 2

This is the second piece in this series. I'm quite pleased with it but not as much as number one. I think that may be due to the composition or the angle of view. Either way its not a bad bit of painting.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Dylan 1

I thought I would do a series of portraits based on one person trying to capture different facets of their personality. This is the first and whilst its a reasonably good portrait I already thinking its going to be a failed project. I think I'll end up with four or five nice portraits that show nothing of personality. Watch this space.....

Monday, 20 June 2016


My painting of Mr Doyle which has taken about 12 months. Basically something else cropped up and it took a while to get back to it. I used a similar background to the one I used on Elena and I'm sort of getting a bit fed up of it. All in all the composition of these paintings and character doesn't work for me now. it surprising how you develop as a artist.