Monday, 14 December 2009

Birfday Present Paintings

These 2 were for for my mum and dads birthdays. The dog is my mums Weimerana Jo. The Mandarin is done from an internet photo as my dads ducks are not in proper plumage yet.

They are once again on Gessoed MDF panels 20 x 25 cm

Sunday, 22 November 2009

landscape oils

Hi everyone. I have been working on this set of paintings over the last month or so. They were going to be for the Nottingham open but after consulting my wife and friends I decided not to put them in.
The paintings are all of parts of my daily commute to work on my bike. Thus the rather odd choices of subject matter. Although i do have a weird soft spot for concrete bridges!
I really loved making these and feel like I made a massive improvement from start to finish. They are in reverse chronological order here so the most recent one is at the top and the oldest at the bottom.
Well on to the next set of paintings!
They are all little 20 x25 cm gesso primed mdf panels.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

new sketchbook

scanned these in at lunch. Its a tiny 3 x6 " skecthbook with brown paper. I bought the posca markers for dr sketchys but have been loving them in the little book!

Sunday, 18 October 2009

The Psy-Chics

Hey everyone. This is a piece I have been working on for a while. I took a decent enough photo of it this afternoon and so here it is. Its oil on unstretched canvas which was a pretty tougth brief for me. Its about 12 by 8". I will get it framed up soon.
The sketchbook pages in my last post are a lot of the preliminary work for this one. Special thanks to Aidan Wilson and my dear old wife for the honest crits through the process.
I will be doing more with these characters and devloping the style a bit more too. For now I have just started work on a piece for the Nottingham open so i will be shelving everything else for a bit.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

I have just used my lunchtime to scan in some piccies from my sketchbook. Here you go:

Sunday, 20 September 2009


Hey chaps,
I have done my first few paints in the new studio. I went for gesso primed wooden blocks for these 3. The two little dogs are a birthday present for a friend. The crow is done from a photo i took in Japan.
Had a blast with them and feel like i moved forward an inch or two with the crow! All 3 images are very small paintings. The white dog is 1bout 4" squared and the black one a touch larger. The crow is about 8x6".
Got a week off work this week so hoping to get some canvases painted... loving the oils again!

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Another of my Tee Shirt designs is on sale now at SPUNKY:


Check it!!

Sunday, 23 August 2009

stuff & Dr Sketchy Burlesque Life Drawing Event

I took some photos of some traditional media bits and bobs i have been doing lately. My lovely wife and I are nearly done renovating our studio now and I am looking forward to getting the paints out again soon!

Yesterday me and a few of my fine fellows went to the first Dr Sketchy event in nottingham. It was ace and i have taken a few photos of some of the drawing i made. They are all 5 - 10 mins. Dr Sketchy is an awesome combination of life drawing drinking and burlesque acts. I cannot recomend it enough. We all had an absolute blast and did some good fast high pressure drawing!

Sunday, 19 July 2009

recent things

Hi everyone! Its been ages so i thought i would update this thing a little. Here are bits and pieces from the last 6 months! There are all sorts here and a lot of it is not very recent. I have been doing a lot more traditional stuff lately and will get it photographed soon.

ref study from corbis photo

ref study from corbis photo