Rocks and Water…

rocks in water sketchBeen hard at work on other things today and needed to make this quick oil sketch for a change of scene.

oils. 16×12″

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Stairs- ‘Into The Light’…

I had this idea a while ago, (see earlier posts for B&W sketch). I’ve taken it a step further here and made a small oil sketch…

Oil on paper on board, 10 x 6″

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Small Paintings…

This is how I make so much more progress in such a short space of time. These small paintings help to try out new things in a sort of ‘no pressure’ situation. Rather than working on huge masterpieces, I find it helps to have a few smaller works (these are approx. 7 x 9″ each) and try out new mediums, new subject matter and new techniques, the results are often surprising and really help your work in the long run.

oil on board

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A Sleeping Beauty…

I have three paintings, in various stages of completion, of this lovely lady on the go right now, it’s a joy to work on some figurative stuff…

thanks to sitara-leotastock.deviantart.com for the use of the beautiful photos.

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Wildflowers- Some Progress…

I started work on this one months ago, have recently been tinkering with it, very happy to have the oils out on it now as I went as far as I could with acrylics, which is great for the underlayers, but the oils somehow make the painting come alive, as well as being beautiful to work with- Here’s how it’s looking so far…

acrylics/oils on canvas 24 x 24″

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Lots Of Little Stones…

REALLY enjoyed working on this, I found a zen sort of space in myself and took full advantage, I recommend trying these sorts of subjects, they’re not as tricky as they look but they do take a little applying of oneself…

oil on panel 13 x 13″

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The Stream- Update…

I haven’t posted the progress of this one here for a while. Here’s how it’s looking right now. I tried to have it finished for Christmas (it’s a gift for somebody) but I didn’t make that deadline. Still, it’s coming together nicely, shouldn’t be too much longer…

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AVAILABLE FOR COMMISSIONS…

Christmas time is (almost) upon us, although the shops’ll have you believe it was already here.

I’m available for one off commissions, so if there’s anything you’d like drawn or painted, let me know. Reasonable rates of course, most things considered (except portraits). PM with your details. I’ll only be available until I’m swamped…