Friday, July 25, 2008

Obama goes to Paris- Weekly Standard

This had a three word brief from the AD, which was 'Obama in Paris'. The article hadn't been submitted at the time, so that was all we had to go on. There were two ways discussed, the first was to mimick a french impressionist painting with Obama placed within, but I felt that was a little too obscure, no matter which painting was chosen, and that left us with the other option of cramming it with cliche, making fun of the usual french stereotypes. Hopefully that comes through.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Eindhoven Three!

Thursday I got back from a road trip to Eindhoven with my good friends Steve Hearn, Mike Carlon and Mike Giblin. A wonderful time was had by all, not least Hearn, on hearing the disco beat!! (stay tuned for more on that one;)) I had a great time meeting up with my Dutch and Belgian friends as well, and was very sad to leave. Photos of the drinking and drawing session can be seen by going to Harold Hugenholtz' website. Speaking of which, the above paintings are the ones I took with me for display in his gallery/caricature shop! He has established a great caricature business, and I was highly impressed with his shop and the products and services he offers. Hopefully Harold can send me some photos of the paintings on display, so I can share them with you here. Better still, if you are in or near Eindhoven, pop in and have a look!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Laurel and Hardy- Rough

I have a pretty big soft spot for these guys, I'd love to do a larger piece, but for now here's a rough sketch. There's lots happening next week, I've got a couple of gigs at the weekend, but before that, on Wednesday I'll be joining Steve Hearn, Mike Carlon, and Mike Giblin, on a road trip to Eindhoven. Really looking forward to it, it'll get me out of the studio, and I'll get to meet up with lots of Dutch caricature artists over a few beers and sketchpads. Also, I'm taking a few paintings along with me, more on that later.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Latest Two Acrylics

These were pretty much finished at the same time. I was near to finishing the Angelina painting, when the next morning I woke up with the image of the infamous Nick Nolte picture in my head. Why? I have no idea!! But I knew it had to be painted, so I started it alongside the Angelina piece, and finished them both within a couple of hours of each other. Two very different sides of Hollywood, Beauty and the Beast if you will. These are both on canvas, 600 x 800mm.