Sunday, 31 July 2011


Finished ‘Whispering to the Wind II’ & ‘Chapter 1’ today. Many thanks to Rachel and Kerry for modelling :)

I’ll be delivering all six paintings to Meller Merceux on Thursday, will post details on which Gallery they’ll be in & when, as soon as I have it :)

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Whispering to the Wind II - part 3

Todays progress…Gold and tidying up tomorrow, varnishing on Tuesday and I should be good for delivering to the Gallery on Thursday….then I’m going to sleep for a month ;)

Friday, 29 July 2011

Whispering to the Wind - part 2

I’ve been working on ‘Whispering to the Wind II’ today, lots more to do so it’s going to be a busy weekend, but I think I can see the light at the end of the tunnel :)

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Chapter 1 - part 5

Second colour finished today and I’ve started on the flesh tone…lots to do….:)

Friday, 22 July 2011

Chapter 1 - part 4

More work on the secondary colour today, quite a complex pattern on this one so it’s taking a while, but it’s coming together nicely, well worth the effort… I love this feeling when the picture forms in front of me and I’m almost detached from its creation, I kind of steer it along, but it has a life of its own, this group of paintings are increasingly working that way…I know the direction, theme and emotion I want them to have, but there’s something extra they seem to feed back to me…
All in all a good day….and I got 33 points on Pop Master, which I haven’t done in AGES…lol

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Chapter 1 - part 3

Birthdays, sickly pets & broken cars got in the way of painting last week, so 12 hours in the studio today were most welcome. LOTS left to do to get the final two paintings done for August, it’s going to be a busy couple of weeks…First colour finished on ‘Chapter 1’ today and just starting on the second colour…Dr’s and Vet’s tomorrow, so a less than perfect start to the day, but the rest of the weekend is clear, so fingers crossed…

Lucian Freud died today aged 88…I’m not a fan of ‘modern’ Brit art…Hirst and Emin do very little for me…but Freud was a true master, a wonderful, honest painter, an inspiration, a thinker, a joy…

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Chapter 1 - part 2

A little bit more work done on this...
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Sunday, 10 July 2011

Chapter 1 - part 1

Just painting in some of the outlines today. Not much done yet, but I thought I'd post it anyway. It's called 'Chapter 1' and the model is Kerry.
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Saturday, 9 July 2011

Whispering to the Wind II - Part 1

This is…or will be, ‘Whispering to the Wind II’. The model is Rachel. Basic drawing and the first two colours on the clothes & hair done. Flesh tone and dandelion seeds to follow.
I’ve also started drawing out the sixth canvas today so I’ll work on the two of these for the rest of the month and that’ll be the first set of these done for the August exhibition. Lots of work to do, but I’m getting there…:)

Thursday, 7 July 2011

I Saw the Crescent - part 8

Nearly done now, I finished the moon & figure then put a final coat of background colour on today. So just the gold to add tomorrow and it’ll be finished :)

Saturday, 2 July 2011

I Saw the the Crescent - part 7

There’s a lot of skin tone to be painting on this, so another day working on that today. It’s coming along well and Emma is starting to emerge from the canvas, a couple more shades to go on and then the balancing and highlights will be all that’s left… :)

Friday, 1 July 2011