Monday, 31 May 2010

Old Wrinkly wip

As you can see this piece is slowly coming together, though there is still a few hours work left to do, it seems to be one wrinkle at a time.... this whole piece was inspired by the work of Martin Fitzpatrick and Gary Hodges check them out! I hope to post more by the weekend.

Saturday, 29 May 2010

New Work Update

After 15 hours and lots of blending this is where I'm at with my new piece, still no title but a few ideas going around in my head. I may put this to one side over the bank holiday, I've been promising myself to have a go with the oil paints I bought recently, not sure what I'm going to do with them, maybe another Elephant....

Wednesday, 26 May 2010


Due to my last commission order, I have only been able to grab a couple of hours here and there to work on this new piece,no title as yet, but this is where I'm at after approx 10 hours, can you guess what it is yet?

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Update of French Bulldog

After speaking with the client, I have re-worked the neck area, making it narrower and emphasised the shortness of the neck hair and tried to show the dogs left shoulder more, just waiting to hear back from them....

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Workshop Day result

I had a great day attending the Linda Waine painting workshop, not much to show, but thats always the case when your using a new medium, well it is for me. the paint used here was Linda Waine's pro colour, dont think this study will ever be completed but it gave me some idea on how to use this medium..

Saturday, 15 May 2010

WIP update

I have reworked the French Bulldog portrait after seeing more photos, most of the work has been on the eyes and muzzle, I also had to work on the tone and shading around the eyes and teak the ears a little, can you see the difference?

Workshop Day

I've been looking forward to today for a number of reasons, after giving a driving lesson at 7.15 this morning I'm off to Linda Wains painting workshop ( ) which is a birthday present from my wife, I hope to return home with a better understanding of how to use colour in my drawings, as at this moment, my mind just goes blank.... but then again that could just be my age.......

Tuesday, 11 May 2010


This is a new piece I'm working on, I cant say to much about it at the moment, which I will explain why later,so I'll let the WIP shots do all the talking, let me know what you think, finished size will be A4 approx 11 x 8 inches, paper is mellotex as always, time so far around 12 hours...