Monday, 31 October 2016

Man in a Tree (Robin Hood)

Man in a tree (Robin Hood)
Looking back at the work in progress post, this one has changed even more than I remembered. But it's a lot closer to the concept than the version posted there, although - unfortunately - the opportunity that I was painting for has since vanished into thin air.

So I have shelved my Robin Hood project for the time being, but this fellow is now happily ensconced in his tree, awaiting a rich, unscrupulous (and unsuspecting) abbot to pounce upon - or is it the sherriff of Nottingham he's lying in wait for?

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Where does the time go? - SOLD

Acrylic on canvas, 10 x15 cm
I recently succumbed to the lure of a box of random mechanical watch parts. There are many fascinating tiny objects within; these are just a few of them.


Thursday, 6 October 2016

Man in a Tree (work in progress)

This one is going to change direction, but I quite like it as it is, for what it is (which isn't what is was meant to be).

It's based on one of a series of sketches of a friend who cheerfully agreed to climb a tree for the purposes of this picture:

Monday, 3 October 2016

Incongruous Lime

Incongrous Lime, 12 September 2016
Oil on canvas, 22 x 18"
This was a still life set up by a friend for a meeting of the brand new Clere Art Club. I have been wondering what sort of dish it would make - it all seems to go very well together until you notice the lime, which would no doubt be an interesting addition, but doesn't seem to be part of any well known recipes that include the rest of the ingredients.

Ground black pepper
Olive oil
Red pepper
Red onion
Tomato purée