Tuesday, 15 April 2014

"Play it again Sam"

My initial reference did not have figure or piano .
A little artistic license has turned a plain interior into intrigue with a narrative.
I hope you like this composition.


Tuesday, 7 January 2014

"your round"


Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Saturday, 3 March 2012

" Sunlight at Pantheon " Rome

The composition may be familiar as I have painted this scene before but in a larger size. 
This exercise was painted on 11" x 15" Arches 140lb paper. Sometimes painting down size can assist in a more fluid appearance, but fiddling can be a temptation. I hope you like this one.

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Sunday, 5 February 2012

Something different

It is some while since posting on my blog. Facebook seems to take up more of my social networking time these days. Perhaps I have caught the dreaded bug.

On occasion I like to paint life studies which I find good discipline. I hope to include a small selection in my next postings. In the mean time I hope you find these burlesque ladies interesting.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

A trip to Rome

This week I took a trip to Rome to obtain references for my next exhibition in November, taking in as many sights as possible and collecting almost 250 photographs. Whilst there I managed to paint four plein air watercolours. The trip exceeded all my expectations and as given me much inspiration, which I desperately need.
What a wonderful place to visit.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

"Feed the birds, Tupence a bag"

A challenging composition but one I relish.
Of course I have used one of my own photos to capture the moment.
I would not dare attempt this composition without a reference.
I have tried to capture the panic of the young woman has she shares the bird food with these venetian pigeons.
Not exactly Mary Poppins is it?
More like Alfred Hitchcocks "The Birds".