Monday, 28 February 2011

Drawing pencil on paper
Oil on canvas

These two works are the begining of my project on motherhood. I create paintings of my son's shoes and this is going to carry on to other items of his clothing. More on this to come later.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Projects I am working on now

For those of you who have visited this blog you would have seen a number of different ideas and media, going on in the studio. I am working on different projects as always.
1. Portraits. I became very interested in people as  subject matter and in particular my family and then my friends  a few years ago.Painting my family makes me feel  even closer to them. Painting the portrait of someone involves a very close interaction. You have to get to know them in order to really capture their image.  Somebody said that a portrait is successful if you feel that somebody has left the room when you turn the painting to the wall.
I don't paint entirely from life. I spend some time observing them in  a number of poses and make some sketches. I work form them with oils on canvas with some additional sittings if possible or use some photographs of my subjects.. I find portraiture a very rewarding form of art which I think has started to see a revival after conceptualism which dominated the art world for at least the last 2 decades.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Little shoes

This is the latest painting from my studio. Oil on canvas. A painting from my son's little shoes.It still needs a few finishing touches.

Friday, 18 February 2011

mum's portrait

Still working on this portrait. Trying to achieve the gaze and aura of my mother coming out of the painting. All that from photographs and memory.

sketch of female nude

Sketch of female nude. Charcoal on canvas. Preparation for oil painting.

Saturday, 12 February 2011


                                                          Oil on canvas 70x 50 cm.


Linocut print on Somerset paper edition 1/50

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Work in progress

Working on this similar work on the same theme. The shoes need more work.

Olive tree &red shoes

Here's the finished work. Oil on canvas. 50x70cm