Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Latest painting in "Phases de la Lune" series

Just finished this painting which I've entitled "Desire". I had quite a few distractions along the way, so this one seemed to take longer than normal. Tattoo style on the arm is a little different to what I've done before, but I think the organic forms really work well with this piece and the flow of the irises.

I did quite a bit of photographic documentation over the course of this painting so you can see the complete progress below from start to finish.

Prints are available on Society6.

Outline on board and background black painted

Moon and bee finished, working on the skin tones

Painting irises

 Working on facial features, almost there, just the eyes to complete

Face finished, on to finishing the irises

Painting in the green stems
Roughing out the tattoo design in graphite
Tattoo complete

Finished piece! You can see the scanned artwork here

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Sunday, 18 March 2012

"Duality of the Mind" on tumblr

Last week my diptych "Duality of the Mind" was posted on the tumblr blog, "Art for Adults". As a consequence, my tumblr went crazy. The number of likes are still going up! I'm so pleasantly surprised by this. Thanks to everyone who liked.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

In two minds about this one

Ok, I'm not sure where to start with this, but I'm in two minds about the piece I just finished. I'm not sure I'm liking it or if it's working for that matter. It's feels too busy. Maybe the colours are just too bright, I don't know. There are parts of it I'm happy with, but as a whole, it's probably a bit too chaotic. I'm quite disappointed because I did spend quite a bit of time on this with all the detail.

Lunar moth
"Phases de la lune"
acrylic on gesso board, 2012
8 x 8 inches, 20.3 x 20.3 cm

I guess an artist is going to have works that they are just not happy with, it part of the process. Hopefully I will learn from this, move on, and create better art!

Now, time for another painting and to hopefully redeem myself:)

Thursday, 8 March 2012


As promised here's the finished piece. I managed to get finished sooner than I thought!

I've also just popped it up on Society6, so prints are now available.

“Phases de la lune”
acrylic on gesso board, 2012
14 x 18 inches, 35.6 x 45.7 cm

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Busy day

Here's what I got up to today. I'm happy with my progress, but still need to do a lot more work on the skin, only have the rough tonal values in at the moment. And then there's the hands! Hopefully have it finished this weekend and then I'll post the finished piece.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Sneak peek

New painting started today! Unfortunately I feel I'm not getting work done as fast as I would like, but I guess that's bound to happen if already work four days a week. I try and fit in as much painting as possible, but it can be frustrating! I have so many ideas that I want to execute.

Anyway, here are some sneak peaks of the new one.

Saturday, 3 March 2012


Just a few chosen pieces that I have framed to sell in a little gallery in Summer Hill called Sweets Workshop. Go and check them out if you are i the area.

Original painting for sale
"Royal Felidae"
acrylic on gesso board, 2011
8 x 10 inches, 20.3 x 25.4 cm

Limited edition giclée prints, framed