Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Progress on Waters painting...



Still a long way to go with this, just doing a bit at a time in between working on the website and going to antenatal classes leading up to the imminent arrival of our first child! Classes are all done, so not long to go now :-0

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Obama - for Weekly Standard




Started this piece for the Weekly Standard on thursday morning, finished Friday night. I used the extra time I had on this to really explore the options, with tighter deadlines there isn't always that luxury. In a way having more time is a good thing, but it can also mean you end up seeing too many options! I went through several ideas, including drawing the desk from a high angle to fit the whole desk in, drawing Obama face-on, drawing him looking depressed...I must have spent half a day sketching and trawling through reference photos, until I came upon one that I liked. I also found that everything started to fit together when I began simplifying, only focusing on the main elements of the piece: Obama, the oval office, and the sign on the desk.


Monday, January 04, 2010

Friday, January 01, 2010

Jason Seiler


This is the current book by my friend Jason Seiler. This latest book contains all of his published and unpublished work completed between 2008-2009, and will make a great addition to your collection. Please check it out by going to http://jasonseilerdepot.blogspot.com/


I've got lots of plans for 2010, these include exhibitions, a new website, lots of traditional painting and more! I look forward to surprising you with them soon. Hope you all enjoyed the New Year celebrations too.