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.

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.