Sunday, 22 August 2010

Dead-still Life

Acrylic on canvas 50x40 (un-finished)
This is quite an eerie painting... it originally started as a self portrait but I threw away my heavily PS'd reference photo (below) at some point and just let it grow.



Core

(Acrylic on Canvas 50x40cms)
This is one of my favourites to date, I enjoyed painting. I guess as you can tell it's during a 'dark' phase! I love to paint in monotone colour, it's quite a challenge to get the shade and light just right. The crow was taken from a photo but the background blacked out, I think the Crows look of curiosity is more than enough for this painting it needed no more details in the background.

Manga

Acrylic on flat canvas
I always tried to paint quite life like but in the end my style and abilities dictate that all my paintings have a sense of cartoon about them, I actually don't mind this. This is a painting I started doing of my old cat Manga, I tend to start paintings and get half way and then can leave them anything up to a couple of years! If they are commissioned then of course they are finished quite fast.

Fibres

Un-finished acrylic on flat canvas
Not got round to finishing this however I do like it as it is, there is something chaotic but serene about it

All-bran


Acrylic on flat canvas
This is actually a half of one painting, the two parts together make it some how seem obscene but I like this bit on it's own. I have a love for anatomy and body tissues, I was always fascinated by the worlds that were there when magnified... I still am.

Con-fused









































Pen on cartridge paper. I did this quite a long time ago but always liked it... found it again recently. This was in the days before photo shop when you just needed to be good at attention to detail.. not bad for free-hand.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Starting the painting at the right frequency....

I've been drawing since I can remember.
I basically use this as an online storage for myself to see progress of work, to store work etc. I decided recently maybe it's time to blog and share what I do. I do commissions, most of my work on here is for sale so feel free to comment or ask anything about it.