Monday, February 03, 2014

Blog has moved!

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Heads & Shoulders Questions Answered!



Here are some of the questions that get answered in "Heads & Shoulders: Anatomy of Caricature" (available now at http://paulmoyse.com/store/books/heads-and-shoulders-anatomy-of-caricature/):

What inspires Paul to caricature?
Why do we need to rebel?
How does Paul sketch a caricature?
Why should we lose our egos?
What are the muscles and bones in the face?
How do the muscles create our expressions?
Why do we need caricature?
How does Paul paint in oils and in Photoshop?
What does Derren Brown think of the art of caricature and Paul's work?

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Andy Barrett

Happy New Year everyone! I will aim to do more blogging here in 2014, and I start with a commission. I started this during my exhibition last week, it's of a local celebrity Andy Barrett. Andy is the owner of the Belgian Bar in Ramsgate and La Trapiste in Canterbury and he's quite a character. I'm excited to finish this!

I will do a post about the book very soon, which you can buy here http://paulmoyse.com/store/books/heads-and-shoulders-anatomy-of-caricature/

Monday, September 16, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note Sketching


Yesterday whilst shopping with the family I took a few minutes out to try sketching on their Galaxy Note 8.0 (they had the larger 10.1 on display but it didn't have Sketchbook Pro). Straight away I was impressed by the feeling of control I had, it was closer to drawing with pencil and paper than I've found so far. It was just a shame I couldn't try it on the 10.1 because I felt a little limited by the dimensions of the narrower 8.0. When sketching digitally, pressure sensitivity is crucial for getting the feeling of sketching with a pencil. I'm not sure if this was being done by the pen itself or the tablet screen, I'm no expert on how they work, but it certainly did the job. Anyway, I did a quick sketch of Chris Pine aka Captain Kirk but then it was time to finish the shopping and the kids were screaming for food so I had to cut it short. :) 

Will definitely be wanting another play with this!

Monday, September 02, 2013

Danny Boyle!!

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 10, 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch/Kickstarter is live RIGHT NOW!!



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 & Shoulders" Rebirth! Coming soon!

Hi All,

"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.

Cheers,

Paul


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Father's 80th and learning to frame

This is a piece I did for my father's 80th birthday earlier this week (Happy Birthday Dad!).

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

First Plein Air- Blustery Morning!

So for my first ever plein air painting I chose a typically windy location on the coastline. Broadstairs, about a mile and a half down the road from where I live, is a beautiful location and I will most definitely be back to paint there again.

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"

"Girl in Chair"
Oil on board
500 x 400mm

A quick study of our daughter. She loves wearing her mummy's hat! This is a temporary photo, I will get it professionally done in due course. 

My palette was Burnt Umber, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red and Titanium White, with a touch of black.