I went on a life painting workshop

I went on a life painting workshop

  It’s so important to keep learning and challenging yourself. I know that I need to spend more time painting the figure from life but it’s difficult to find opportunities to paint figures in long poses. So today I was very excited to go to the Mall...
Latest painting – Dreamweaver

Latest painting – Dreamweaver

I’ve just finished an oil painting that I’m aiming to hang at the Surrey Contemporary Art Fair. I’ve had the reference pictures since my trip to Leeds last year, and I chose one that isn’t specifically linked to the subject’s hobby but I...
Alla prima portraits – progress pictures

Alla prima portraits – progress pictures

I thought I’d show you how some of my recent portraits developed. I’ve painted these on Arches oil paper all in one go (alla prima), so without layers of glazes. Each painting is done in a day to take advantage of the properties of working wet on wet into...
Portrait prep

Portrait prep

After my sketching trip to Leeds I have hundreds of photos and sketches to go through to potentially turn into paintings. It’s slightly overwhelming, so I decided to break the process into steps and get some prep sketches done to solidify the ideas I had when I...

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