Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Opi in Dyl’s Hat

Long time no blog. Trouble is it’s quite difficult to blog on an iPad added with the decision to spend my time painting rather than keeping this blog up to date. But hey I’ve got a bit of time. This was exhibited at the RBSA Prize Exhibiton 2018.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Stripes 2

The second in the series, of two, and again I got obsessed with the top to the point that this portrait took far too long to paint with many, many corrections.

Oil on board

19.5 in * 19.5 in

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Atonement 2

Having looked at the original for some time I decided to repaint the rose as I felt it was too dark.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Stripes 1

I quite like the composition of this but got completley distracted by the stripes on the top hence the title.

Oil on Board 12in * 12in

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.