2 Big Cats & a Bird...


 "P II" 


 "L II" 

 I was fairly busy on these 2 guys. A little strange for me to work on canvases smaller than usual, but all good fun. I wanted to get back on another Africa theme.. 

Then I got distracted, and at present on the ole easel is the beginnings of a hummingbird. I hope it works out. I hope I do it justice.  

The weather is so very hot, that painting has taken a little back seat. It's the sort of weather to do nothing but melt. I do aim to have the little bird complete in the next few days though. 









She has arrived, after weeks of waiting on drying times, and building up layers.. "Jarka I" is here. I'm very pleased with the result after quite a few rocky moments. I plan to work on several more portraits of my muse, including some new nudes. Presently researching portrait competitions to enter this piece into. Who knows, luck may be on my side?

and start over...

So, after of telling my little head to do it, I have taken the plunge into the world of oils. What a fantastically challenging world it far. Such a learning curve. And beautifully messy. For the past few days I have been working on this figurative piece. The forthcoming months will be all about figurative work ( nudes), and discovering new techniques with oils. Quite a jump away from acrylics and animals. If I can progress and portray what I have in my head...there will be some great canvases produced. Beautiful...