Tuesday, 31 January 2012

My glasses have broken. Trying to finish my girl off when I can hardly see her....

Friday, 27 January 2012

Out of the blue pops this little oil on canvas.Yes she needs work, But I like her !
Now I have finished the weeks painting I can get down to some paperwork and get some prints off.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

I went over the last yellow tree because I began to dilike the high tone of the yellow so I went over it.
The next time I do a tree however I will not start with a green or yellow circle for the tree shape. Coming on.......

Monday, 23 January 2012

At last. The composition is complete and I am on the home run. Just dotting I`s and crossing T`s and finishing off now.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Painting something completely different today while I wait to see where I can improve the last painting. There are as I say some great passages but there is a lot `I`m not happy with.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Digging a hole I cant really get out of. Been very bold in making dramatic changes to try and get some life into it. Of course the canvas can`t take much more and I am flagging. Maybe we should call it a truce. The last one had a great sky and hills. Maybe I`ll put that in. the very pale blue worries me.

The Passing of Time

I love the way the passing of time helps you to see.

I can see this picture is too bland. It looks like wallpaper. So today I will create some definition.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Well its coming on. Day 4. Some of it is great others look to me a bit clinical. Once all the hard slog is done I`ll scumble out bits of the middle and rework. And add people. But pleased I have managed to keep going .

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

And here is the little morrocan one I Might be presenting to the at the RA judges with ten million others.Is it enough.  I`ll keep my options open . Got a few weeks yet.
Ok Day 4 and yes there are some good bits but its very wonky. Might just give it a break and start something new to keep me going.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Sold my beautiful Cornish Girl . Sad to see her go........
This is really working as an Artist. It`s almost painful. Just how it is going into work on a monday. Got to get on with it. It got so bad and messy I reverted to an old photo to get me started again.

Now my 3rd day on this. It`s the one I want for the RA .

Thursday, 12 January 2012

I want to submit for the Royal Academy  summer show this year.
I havn`t done this before probably because  the rejection would have been unbearable. and because I`ve bee so busy selling work I`ve had nothing spare although the first excuse is nearer the truth.

So I`m doing a yellow tree a Moroccan painting and  and blocky takes weeks to make one.

Here is the yellow tree unfinished . The tree is bigger. And the detail on the leaves needs to be layered.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

7 page spread with Dora Holzhandler and Vanessa Cooper

Tickled pink to be next to Dora Holzandler in Artists and Illustratorrs Magazine Jan 2012.
Dora is one of the most visually charming painters I know of and is probably Britains foremost painter of the Naive Genre.

Wohay! I am in the Artists and Illustrators Mag doing a 7 page bit on Naive Art with Dora Holzandler and Vanessa Cooper. Nice to be in between two eminent Painters

Thursday, 5 January 2012

So from the last painting which still needs loads done.
This has developed.
Looking foreward to finishing this.

The Theme of Fishermen coming home to their wifes and girlfriends.
First day back in the studio,

Really hard to get back in but this paintings development is giving me ideas about my next painting.