Sunday, 29 November 2009

Poppy (power,sleep,death)

Poppy (power,sleep,death) - 7" x 11" - oil on panel

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Green Bottle (Obscurum Cado)

Green Bottle (Obscurum Cado) - 8" x 18" - oil on panel

Friday, 20 November 2009

Satsuma II

Satsuma II - 6" x 8" - oil on panel

Thursday, 19 November 2009

All Star

Converse All Star - 10" x 12" - oil on panel

I liked the look of the old Converse from the compartments II painting so made a study of just the shoe itself.


Apple - 6" x 8" - oil on panel
As usual it’s been ages since my last post. A lot has been happening though, and I’ve been pretty busy with one thing and another. When I first started this blog I was mainly focused on portraits and figures and expected to continue down that road. I started painting small still lives mainly as practice and to work out ideas for backgrounds and interiors for portraits. Then I got kind of hooked on the still life work and now it has almost completely taken over everything I do. I ended up with quite a big and unexpected body of work and as a result (and after alot of thought about which is the best way to go with it at the moment) I have just signed a publishing and distribution deal with DeMontfort Fine Art. Although they want ALOT of work, and I was worried whether I’d be able to keep up with the demand, it has been a positive experience and has actually forced me to really improve my working methods – to focus and to work more quickly and much more efficiently. As a result I have probably produced more work in the last three months than I would normally have done in a whole year. I’m really hoping to find the time to do more portrait work over the next few months, but this is what has been taking up most of my time recently and I’ll start posting more work here soon.