Monday, September 16, 2013
Will definitely be wanting another play with this!
Monday, September 02, 2013
Recently I did a caricature oil painting of Danny Boyle. Here is a recording of the process.
I recently watched Danny's latest movie 'Trance' and was blown away. Danny is one of the UK's finest filmmakers, I highly recommend Trance to anyone who hasn't seen it yet.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Above is a recent acrylic on paper of Benedict Cumberbatch (18 x 25cm). Benedict has seen the painting and his quote will be in my new book, providing enough funds are raised to support its creation.
Please check out my kickstarter campaign and pledge for some great rewards! I have added a special page to my website to help with any questions you may have. You can also visit the kickstarter website's FAQ section if you need any more information.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
"Heads and Shoulders" the book will be kicking off again VERY SOON with a new approach and new rewards. The physical copy will be £25.00 (was £35.00) and there will be lots of other great rewards to be had for your pledges. I will have an initial funding goal of £10,000 to make an 80 page hardback, with stretch goals to increase the page size and offer other goodies to backers once the goal is reached.
I will update here when it's launched, in the meantime I'm working on lots of new pieces that I'm really excited about; I've even made a page on my website that will be updated every time I finish new artwork. I would love to share them on here, but have to keep them exclusive to backers of the project. You can also subscribe to my newsletter to hear when I launch.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
It's also the third piece of mine I have framed myself, using mouldings and cutting the joints with a mitre saw. When you are equipped with the basic tools (a mitre 'saw' rather than the morso 'chopper' that the professionals use), then it is a true battle just to get the mitred joints right, particularly when the moulding is curved. With this piece I'm really pleased with the result.
The reason I've chosen to frame my own work is largely due to my father. He has a great passion for carpentry and is highly practical, I think the older I get the more I find I've inherited from him. Sawing wood is so much fun, almost as much fun as the painting itself.
Friday, August 17, 2012
I thoroughly enjoyed the 1 and a half hours I spent on this. The main thing I enjoyed was the challenge of keeping everything still in the wind, including my brush. There were moments when nature was literally painting for me!
To those who stopped to watch or said good morning as I painted, thank you for making the experience even better!
Sunday, July 01, 2012
"Girl in Chair"
Oil on board
500 x 400mm
My palette was Burnt Umber, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red and Titanium White, with a touch of black.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Thursday, May 31, 2012
I wanted this to have a quick 'sketch' feel to it, sometimes too much rendering can ruin a piece. If the expression is there then rendering is less important.
I could paint 'The Boys' every day and not get bored, it's all about the relationship.