Yesterday, I finished this guy. A rather aloof coo. This time painted on linen. He was quite good fun to paint, and I think I managed to capture him just as I wanted. Lots of bright colour, and quite illustrative. I plan to work on more linen, but with oils and lots of texture. I'm planning to dabble with a silkscreen. It could all end in disaster...but IF I can work out the images and techniques I have in my head...exciting stuff lies ahead...
I have had a busy few weeks getting back into some painting. I am currently working on a few ideas :) photos will follow soon, but I will be working on linen, and toying with the idea of oils. Above are 2 paintings I have completed over the past month. A commissioned pet portrait..and ' Monarch 1 ', which is now available to buy on the website shop. A little hommage to Scotland .
It's been a while. Quite some time. I have been working on & off on this osprey. I'm finding it incredibly frustrating, and really can't decide if I want to keep going...or paint over?
I recently submitted work to a competition, in the hope that I wil get an exhibition in London. All fingers and toes are crossed.
I have been a bit low key of late...mainly as I had a lovely trip back to the homeland. This gave me the opportunity to take a few photos that I may use in a large scale landscape? We will see. Whilst there, I received news that my 2 gallery pieces had sold. Pretty over the moon about that, and it would appear they went to the same home? So, my 3 favourite pieces have left to be loved elsewhere these past 3 weeks. Great beginnings.
Busy working on the osprey canvas and have some great new ideas in prep. Over the next few days i will prime the canvases and great drawing. If...IF...they transform on canvas ( what I have rattling about in my head ), I think they will be really dynamic paintings. Can't wait to get started...
It has been a funny old week ( or so..). I started on a small painting of a fox, but this only resulted in me having a wobble and almost unable to understand my paint, brushes..putting any image together. I decided to take a stepback and ditch painting anything for a few days. During this time, I put myself on Saatchi art. Fingers, toes & curlies all crossed that this will give me some form of exposure. ' Z ' also sold, and this evening trotted off to his new home in London Town where from what I am told, he will be deeply loved.
Today, I got back on the painting wagon..and any uncertainties seem to have evaporated. My mojo was fairly happy and confident again. For sometime I have not been terribly happy with a gorilla painting I completed at the end of last year. At several points I have thought about painting over it...but today I got stuck in and completely reworked him. Very pleased with the textures I got down, and the big fella has a lot more strength. He is in the shop...and will be put on Saatchi too.
Following on from that I got stuck into a new canvas, and this ( in theory..in my peanut head ) will be an Osprey. The aim is to have him look as though flying down from the corner of the canvas. Quite a challenge in that birds aren't often something I would paint..but I fancy the challenge and if the painting comes together it will be striking.
I'm quite looking forward to tomorrow.
Also in the pipeline are another cow and somemore nudes. Time to keep the creative process flowing..