Wednesday, 30 January 2013

WA - Drawing

The brief at the art club today was to painting......something antique. I'm still on the self portrait kick which I thought wasn't straying too far!

Friday, 25 January 2013

Self Portrait 20" x 16" Oil WIP (detail)

I think this answers your question, Carolann. I have been working on my favorite SP today, just a detail of which I am showing you.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Another One!

WA - Wheels

I took my SP with Scarf to carry on with, but I did have a doodle with wheels.
I asked the opinion of my arty buddies re the SPs and the most popular seems to be the scarf one.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013


 1. Self Scrutiny 12" x 16" Oil
 2. Self Scrutiny Too  12" x 16"  Oil
3. SP 20" x 16" Oil
4. SP with Scarf  16" x 20"  Oil WIP
I am looking for help making my choice of painting to submit to the BP portrait award, sooo....1,2,3 or 4? I wonder if your favourite will be mine too!
There is also a new exhibition this year, 'Self', run alongside and with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. I might just go mad and do both!

Friday, 18 January 2013

Portrait of the Artist 20" x 16" Oil

I really want to submit a painting to the BP Portrait Award this year, so expect a few more of these between now and February 13th! I want to get right away from their penchant for photo-realism, which must take forever to paint, and submit something fast and furious just to see if it gets anywhere at all. If I paint anything I think is worth spending the £36 submission fee on, I shall. I like this one!

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Looking Back

At this time every year I have trouble painting. Whether it's the weather, the dark, or just the lazyitis, I can never get going after the clocks change...right until they change back again!
Here are a few of my favourites from last year.




Thursday, 10 January 2013

Les Mis 16" x 12" Oil

I had to paint today, after what seems like weeks of not doing any, so there I sat, brush in hand, paint on palette for about twenty minutes, just wondering what to paint! In the end I put on  the TV and paused on a likely subject.  Apparently the news today is that Les Miserables has got eight Oscar nominations and I think this is the star of the show, Anne Hathaway. Well done.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

WA - Weather

Rain  20" x 16"  Oil
Happy new year, everyone...and happy painting!