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Saturday, 18 February 2017
Friday, 17 February 2017
Asgard Arts have just sold one of my Brighton paintings "Pavilion Bus Shelter" to a lady in Cheshire. I had been struck by the contrast between the two very different architectural styles of the Indian pavilion and the Art Deco bus shelter for a while and resolved one evening to go down to The Steine and photograph it for reference. When I got there there was a small gang of louts in the shelter who started shouting and threatening me when I started to photograph it from across the road. I ignored them and pretended I was a foreign tourist who obviously didn't understand what they were saying and carried on, after a couple of minutes it seemed to work and they ignored me so it must have worked!
Oil on board 12" x 12".
Oil on board 12" x 12".
Monday, 13 February 2017
Still working on the foreground landscape detail and apart from a few things to finish on the rocks nearest to the figure I am ready to paint in the foreground branches before going on to the figure hopefully next time I am in the studio - Friday. Still very hard to photograph this picture, it always looks too contrasty.
Thursday, 9 February 2017
Saturday, 4 February 2017
Thursday, 2 February 2017
I am pleased to report that my two paintings, "Cold Constantinople" and "Fireflies" that were exhibited at the Abend Gallery show "Inner Visions" are included in an extended run that has transferred to the Helikon Gallery also in Denver Colorado. The show runs from February 1 to March 11 2017 and has been curated again by Patrick and Jeannie Wilshire, Directors of IX Arts.
Saturday, 28 January 2017
As you can see the painting is based around a yellow/ violet complementary colour axis although the intention this time is to have the top in highly saturated colour and the bottom two thirds (yes it is also composed with The Rule Of Thirds in mind) in more neutral tones. Looks like I have decided to have a waterfall instead of snow but plenty of decisions still to be made on the foreground details.