Friday 28 February 2014

New Forest Ponies 2

When I painted New Forest Ponies 1 - a 7 x 5" acrylic on canvas board - it was always my intention to reuse the source image for a bigger, palette knife oil. It took me almost a year and a half to do it, but here is the result.

Thursday 27 February 2014

Bigger LEGO Minifigures: Clone Special - SOLD

A commission on a bigger than usual canvas.
Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20 cm

He's an imposing fellow, but, underneath the headgear, he's...
... scary!

Wednesday 26 February 2014

LEGO Minifigures 93: Princess Leia

Another Star Wars figure. This character, I remember well.
Acrylic on canvas, 7x7cm
All 7x7cm paintings are £10 exclusive of post and packaging;
please contact me if you would like to buy one


Three quick portraits of Sharon, a friend who is organising an event at which I will be drawing portraits for charity.

From left to right: Conté, Derwent Drawing Pencil, digital drawing.

Tuesday 25 February 2014

Saturday 22 February 2014

Surf@Portreath Revisited

Available as a limited edition fine art print. Click here for details.

This is based on the same photograph that I used for Surf@Portreath (which, coincidentally, I painted almost exactly a year ago). There's some lovely shapes and texture in the waves in that shot, and I wanted to have another go at it.

It's been painted in frustratingly short sessions, with an interruption courtesy of the half term holiday, but it doesn't seem to have suffered unduly.

Oil on canvas, 30 x 90 cm

Wednesday 12 February 2014

Brush Control

Ce n'est pas un pinceau.
 C'est un peinture, bien sûr.

Heart of the Village

This was a commission; it was good to get a scene that I have made images of twice before finally down on canvas.

Imaginary Dancer 1, "Freedom"

Unusually for me, this piece came almost entirely from imagination. It's not that I don't imagine stuff much - it's more that there are so many real things that I want to paint!

Monday 10 February 2014

LEGO Minifigures 91: Man with Flower Reprise

It's nearly Valentine's Day. Someone's going to be happy.

Acrylic on canvas, 7 x 7 cm

ACEO: Royal Victoria

This tiny painting is a gift for a friend.

I hope she likes it. It's the chapel tower of the former military hospital at the Royal Victoria Country Park in Netley, near Southampton.

Acrylic on ACEO, 3.5 x 2.5"

Saturday 1 February 2014

20-20 Poppies

This is the first painting completed in my studio.

More Pink Tulips

I've had a black-painted 7x7cm canvas hanging around since Hallowe'en last year. It occurred to me today to use it for flowers. (Because they are there.)

February 2014 - Library Exhibition

11 months ago, I booked myself back into the library at Tadley for this month, little thinking that I would be a full time (or thereabouts) artist now. Nor, indeed, that several of my paintings would be in Warsash being copied for fine art prints.