Saturday, 30 July 2011

A lesson learned!

On a recent painting trip it rained and I kept painting anyway. The rain fell on my palette and painting but the oil and water seemed to stay separate. I did my best en plein air piece so far...

I left it alone in the studio to dry and came back a few days later. I was pretty gutted by what I saw. The whole piece was now covered with a network or cracks and all the darks had chalked out. Stupid rain and stupid Jake! The problem was exacerbated by the fact that the board I used had a heavy amount of old (several months dry) paint on it so the old thin over lean rule was broken.
I will be adding a big umbrella to my painting kit asap.

Here is the piece including a detail:

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Pennies for paint

My lovely wife has started her own business so we are pretty tight financially now. I need to make my art pay for itself so am selling off my en plein air and burlesque work here:

The prices are extremely modest as all I need is enough to buy paint and supports. It might be a fine old investment for you. If you see something on my general blog that you are interested in that is not on my art for sale blog then please shout up. Thanks guys!

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Prints For Sale

The incredible Missy Malone is now selling prints of the series of pin-up illustrations I did of her. Pop along to her website & buy a set! I am proud of this series, they are great fun!

Huge thanks to Miss Rain Photography for Emma's wonderful photography. You can see Emmas work here: