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Stag,Coo and hello Bo

Little while since my last update, but a few new works completed since and a new commission is underway. It's just a shame this horrid thing named 'work', gets in the way of happily painting full-time. 



This fella went to join "Coo III" in the reception area of a local business. No sooner had the painting been hung ( coo III)  ... he sold😄. I quickly got on it and painted another coo, imaginatively called "Coo IV". This is how I roll. Everything numbered and stamped with my thumb print  😊. I think this fella might be my favourite Highland Cow to have painted?



I am very thankful to the business in question for contacting me,  and asking if I could give them some works to display. As well as the paintings being displayed, I am able to sell my work commission free. As any artist will say, selling on commission can be at times a little brutal. 



At the moment I am working on a commission of a beautiful pooch named Bo. I went to meet Bo and his owner, and he is such a gorgeous hyper boy. Working with oils on this and it's 70x100cm. It's so far quite a process, and after working with acrylics the past 3 paintings, I'm needing to be fairly restraint. Lots and lots to do, but here he is on the easel....





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?

This and that...

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.

and so,

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..

Boobs and Paint

So, today I got started on the nude painting. Quite a challenge, as I am working in stark contrasts, trying to keep it bold and vibrant. So far I have built up something I feel will work quite well. Bold brush strokes and shades of grey, white and black. Still lots to do, and a little bit of pulling proportions together, but basically I have down what I visualized in my tiny brain. I am contemplating some flashes ( appropriate for a nude painting ;) ) of flesh colour. No doubt I will tinker with this idea tomorrow. The aim is to have it all complete tomorrow. My first nude painting in around 20 years. Disgraceful. But, here is to a new range of work. Lots more boobs and bums to come.