Monday, 20 July 2015
I thought I'd have a go at producing a little oil sketch from some of my references obtained at Titchfield Haven NNR of an Avocet and chick.Its all been completed in one layer of paint over two sessions and I have to say that I'm really pleased,not only with the results but also with the painting process itself which I found very liberating after my usual heavily-worked pieces.
Friday, 17 July 2015
The subject of the painting is very close to my heart as this is charlotte a little vixen that visits my studio daily for a bite to eat and seems to like hanging out with me.I thought attempting this little oil portrait might fire up my imagination and because its relatively simple it allowed me to get back to grips with oil paints.It seems to have done the trick and I now have lots of ideas for some smaller paintings,which are the sort I prefer.
Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Friday, 3 July 2015
These are three examples of my latest pencil drawings presented for sale.I wanted to show how much thought and preparation goes into presenting the finished drawing to the market.I am often disappointed to see how other artists spend so little time and invest so little money in ensuring that there wonderful drawings and paintings get the framing and presentation they deserve in order to achieve a sale at a decent price and to demonstrate pride in there product.
All my drawings are presented in hand-finished frames that complement perfectly the image within and glazed with ARTglass which not only ensures minimum reflections with no colour distortion but also offers a high degree of UV protection to the image.
I firmly believe that the commitment to quality and excellence of the imagery must be reflected in its presentation if the artist wants to trade on the quality of there work.