Saturday, 31 December 2016

31st December 2016



Ollie paddling

Ollie and Maurice watching TV . I was attempting that lazy Sunday afternoon atmosphere.



Lucy again.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

November 2016

Here are a few of the portraits that I've been working on in the last few months. The adult portraits are all done from life.

To see paintings larger just left click on each image.

Angela, looking a bit fed up. She had to sit for us as the model didn't turn up.

 Painted at an Andrew James portrait course. I love these big glasses and the shadows they create

 John, with dramatic light and dark tones.

 Two paintings of Ollie. What a gorgeous little face.

 John again, painted this time with more colour... interesting cool lights.

Friday, 1 April 2016

April 1st 2016

Here are a few of the portraits that I painted on a Roger Dellar course last week. I learned to paint more thickly in mid tones all over in rough areas of colour... and then to bring order out of the chaos that was before me. It feels like dangerous and daring painting, ... but it results in a more painterly and cohesive picture. I painted Bob, (with the beard) at home to practice my skills and to introduce a little palette knife .. brilliant fun! It's not quite finished .. but I'm pleased so far.

Monday, 1 February 2016

!st February 2016

 I painted this from an old photo of Lucy. I really loved the sunshine in her hair.

 These two paintings of John were painted last Tuesday at the life class. I was splodging paint all over the place .... then trying to pull the figure out of chaos. I was going for an atmospheric effect.


Monday, 25 January 2016

25th January

 This portrait of John was done last week in the life class. He was lit from below , with light especially striking under his right brow. It made for quite a powerful image.

 I'm not sure that this painting of Amy is finished yet.