Monday, September 10, 2012

A beautiful girl 
Charcoal on Paper
This is another drawing of my favourite model at the moment (you would have seen her in my last post over the shoulder)

I'm very happy with this drawing, even though it was never fully completed - the incompleteness of the drawing adds a certain charm.

You can see the full drawing over at my figure study site: 500 Nudes.

How to buy this painting: How to buy a painting

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Over the shoulder

Charcoal on paper
This is a soft charcoal of one of my favourite models - you can view the the full picture (nude) here:

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

My grandparents

In February I posted one of three painting I did as a gift for my aunt, and promised to post the other two, well here they are:

My Grandparents
Oil on Canvas (approx 21x29) each

In this painting my grandfather was about 20 years younger than in the other painting, and they seemed to be having a good giggle about something. Some useless information: He built the stone archway that you see in the background.

She died a short while after this photo was taken.

The photo was taken using an old instamatic type camera in the 1980's, so needless to say the image quality has become horrendous... not to mention tiny- the size of the head is less than a centimeter high in the original photo!

(For those of you who don't know what an instamatic camera was:

These paintings are not for sale, but if there are others on this site that you are interested in, visit this page: How to buy a painting

Friday, February 3, 2012

Co-Op website

Those that used to come to my blog regularly would have noticed that there is a massive lack of new content - new paintings and drawings have been scarce in the last year.

I've been very busy on all things that are not painting... I've completed a management course, been working on a degree, and doing some hardcore web development.

This is a site I built for my art group: The new artist co-op website:

Take a look at the web site and let me know what you think.


My Grand Father
Oil on Canvas
29 cm x 21cm

My dear aunt's 60 birthday came along and I had no idea what to get her, I was thinking about doing a painting for her and some how ambitiously settled into painting portraits of her parents (my grandfather and grandmother.)

The worst thing about this project was how few photos we have of them, the best reference photos I had of my grandpa was one from around 2002 and the best of my grandmother dated back to the early 1980's (she died in 1984)

I did three paintings in total (I'll submit each in a separate posting) - two of grandpa (with 20 years between the reference photos) and one of my grand mother.

This painting in this posting was from a photo taken when he was in his 90's and still stubborn as a mule. It was also the best reference photo of the three.

This series of portraits was the most stressful paintings I have ever done. I was adamant not to fail - the likeness had to be perfect. Andrew, my Co-Op painting buddy often says portrait painters die early because of the stress; I now support that sentiment whole heartedly.

I realised as I was painting how much I missed him.

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