Wednesday, 24 May 2017


Long time since my last post but here's a small still life of some pebbles.
Oil on board

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.....