Painting x-ray style flowers – January calendar journal page

Phew! I just managed to get January’s calendar art journal page uploaded in time :). This month I tried to create flowers in an x-ray style using both transparent and opaque acrylic paint. The technique involved creating wispy smoke-like paint strokes on a dark background of black gesso. I have a process video below the…

Pink Lady is finished

This was a painting made for a Willowing Fabulous Faces class on limited colour portraits. I worked up a sketch that had pretty quirky facial proportions then added hair (I need to work on hair) and other embellishments including a rose and a scrolling design which is now mostly covered over. I started by creating…

Pink Girl – working up a sketch

I’ve been working on this picture of a limited colour portrait which was part of a Willowing, Fabulous Faces lesson. It’s going quite slowly as the facial proportions are a bit quirky and I had to use neutrals in order to attain the values needed for shading. I used a stencil and clear gloss gel…

Some of my video work

I do a lot of work with video, which I usually keep on a separate blog, but thought I’d share a couple of things here too. Here is a showreel I made for Rex features, they are a celebrity photo agency who have recently teamed up with Shutterstock And this is a British Movietone News…

RIP David Bowie

A bowie-esque image I made a while ago…, Bowie had a huge impact on me, seeing him at Live Aid, watching ‘The man who fell to earth’ in a¬†university library I used to sneak into whilst at school, hearing ‘Heroes’ playing during the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. He is a real icon…

New painting – a woman’s back

I recently finished this painting of a woman’s back inspired by a life book 2015 class by Donna Downey. I also have a process video to share tomorrow.

Smoky wings

I’m currently on a painting ban until next weekend (as I have to complete some other stuff) but couldn’t help sneaking in a practice of some smoke that I wanted to make into the shape of wings for a mixed media painting. I’ve never painted smoke before and its really hard, but I started with…

Selection of paintings from 2015

Here are some of the paintings I made in 2015, it has been an amazing 2nd year of painting, I’ve really enjoyed painting portraits, trying to become more adventurous with colour and painting animals, albeit mostly human animal hybrids. I hope you all have a fantastic new year and a very happy 2016, thank you…