Even though this isn’t a brilliant painting, it’s one of my favourites. It’s one were I finally started learning the value of values. 😉 I quickly painted this before scurrying back to the hall as the rain came, and then spent a rainy afternoon fixing the bright colours I’d put in on the hill.
The more eagle eyed among you might notice that my dogs have snuck into a pet portrait commission. You may also notice a fourth animal. This was done as the client is a family friend and and our dogs often played together. They also really liked my masters show pieces based on Africa and camouflage, […]
I used the same method of painting, and the same colour palette but I painted this based off one of my photos, and made it my own. Looking at my current painting practises I’ve developed my colour/tonal skills more this this painting, but I still use a credit card if I find my rendering of […]
Ive seen a lot of discussion about whether you should copy other artists work. At school and at any art classes i’ve attended we were always taught by copying an artists painting, do one of your own in that style. And no, the one you’ve just painted is not your image by copyright. I did […]
I used to have a camera that had no video capabilities. I tried to remember to take sequential photos of my paintings. I would always forget after a certain point. But here are the ones I found of my painting of Sam and Aya. It was painted in the spare room, using the square method […]
Having done one I decided I should tackle the sea head on, and I was fascinated by the rocks that had slowly been appearing as the the sea retreated. I think this one needs a good shuffle about at home, and although that’s what I was seeing, I don’t think it needs those clouds at […]
I went a little around the corner from where I was last time, the tide was going out. I know the sea goes all the way up to the cliffs at high tide. I did some reading on acrylic paint, and found that Winsor and Newton acrylic paints are designed to stay wetter for longer […]
I’ve done more to this one. I’ve developed an aversion to the texture of canvas. I shall have to gesso and sand it down before I start any more.
I set off on my own, to get some painting in. My studio assistants were not amused, the walking boots going into the car meant they should be going. Again it rained the whole way there, but stopped as I was getting my kit out of the car, giving me a moving inspiration of cloudy […]
Noah’s a horse with no teeth, who loves his chin tickled and eating. He’s a dedicated eater. And why yes, he knows he is handsome. Hopefully this painting will do him justice. I took a lot of time getting the shadows mapped out and debating where to put place Noah. Currently I’m feeling good about […]