Saturday 22 October 2011

The Painted Book...

Started work on a new piece today. This is a test for the next series I want to do… Basically I’m planning on making a series of paintings based on familiar stories (eg Red Riding Hood) and linking all these separate story paintings together with an on-going narrative (the story of an artist meeting the characters in the paintings, by painting them…)This will then be presented as an exhibition and as a book… Am also experimenting today with some video of the painting as it develops…hopefully it’ll work… :)

Friday 21 October 2011

Mr & Mrs Rice

I’ve been working on the portrait of Matthew & Meagan today. Again working from dark to light. Also varnished the portrait of Chloe & Ruby and Gesso’ed the canvas I made yesterday…time for a beer now I think :)

Thursday 20 October 2011

Custom Canvas

Opened up a delivery of art goodies this morning and found the 5 litre pot of Gesso had broken…very messy!!! Once that was all cleaned up I started assembling a new canvas for the start of a new series of paintings (more on what that series will be soon…) As well as developing the framing side of things, I want to be able to offer other artists a custom canvas service. As an artist if I knew of somewhere I could get a canvas made exactly the size I wanted and get a frame for it at the same time, I’d be a very happy bunny…I don’t know of anywhere like that, so I’m going to do it all myself :)

Monday 17 October 2011

Saturday 15 October 2011

Golden Hair...

Golden hair done, just need to do the flower in Chloe's hair & work over Ruby's top :)

Friday 7 October 2011


More work on the clothes today, Chloe’s top is pretty much done. Ruby’s stripy top is much more complex so that’ll take a couple of passes to get right. I’m working from light to dark on it initially, mainly to work out where all the stripes go, once that’s done I’ll go back over it from dark to light to get the folds correct.

Thursday 6 October 2011

Graham's Dog Kennels...

The main pass on the faces is now done & I’ve started on the clothing, this is going to be painted more fully than the recent paintings and will (fingers crossed) be the style of the next set of paintings…and as you can see from the other photo, if the painting doesn’t work out, I can always open a kennel ;)