Tuesday, 19 January 2016

BP Portrait Award 2016

At the moment I am so interested in hands so I choose this painting to enter into the BP Portrait Award 2016. I'm quite leased with most of it but not the hair, a bit clumsy, but it is a challenge. Another rejection I'm sure. 
Model is the very talented Sarah.

Update - well, suprise, surprise it didn't even get past the first round. Not really sure what to do next with that exhibition.

Saturday, 2 January 2016


Long time no posts, what can I say life got in the way. So to get back into the zone this was a bit of a practice piece. Basically it's alla prima from a small telephoto shot of Billy, the baby, whilst he wasn't watching. It's quite small, I'll add dimensions later, and on a new, to me, material. A gessoed board.
I think the colour comes across more vividly and I may start to go this way in future. Getting tired of the over preparation that I normally do.
Having said that the next one is back to the tried and tested method.