Monday, 16 December 2013
Sunday, 15 December 2013
Sunday, 17 November 2013
Thursday, 7 November 2013
Wednesday, 6 November 2013
Saturday, 2 November 2013
Friday, 11 October 2013
I have used one predominant colour to evoke feelings here. Yellow. What does it mean to you?
Friday, 27 September 2013
I am interested in the people that make our times and depicting them in drawings or paintings is like examining their make up as well as their faces. The different expressions of Merkel that flood the mass media are an inspiration for these works. I have not done the definitive portrait of Angela Merkel yet, but I am working on it.
Saturday, 15 June 2013
This is a new concept, moving on or rather along side my portraits of people I know, celebrities and myself.
theatre and playfulness were the ideas in my head. The mask is mine, I bought it in Venice about 15 years ago. It has real lustre black and brownish feathers . I always loved it and imagined wearing it at a Venitian ball.
I created the drawing from a photograph of myself wearing the mask. It was a starting point and didn't intend to create a portrait of myself , although there is an inevitable likeness.
It is charcoal and pastel on greyish paper. 23 x 16.5 inches
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Monday, 20 May 2013
Sunday, 5 May 2013
The idea of this composition came from a portrait of the artist Laura knight by her husband, Harold Knight, a portrait artist. That painting was created in the early 30s and reflects the style of dress and environment of the time. I wanted to do a portrait that shows the contemporary look.
Oil on canvas
Friday, 19 April 2013
Thursday, 21 March 2013
Sunday, 17 March 2013
I don't normally do self portraits. I find it hard to draw myself, looking at my reflection in the mirror. I am also not that interested in depicting myself. (Though that might change). However, due to the lack of sitters, I decided to do a self portrait. It is only a charcoal sketch on newspaper. Why the newspaper? It gives some interest and something to work with. The print and the images create an aura. In this instance I incorporated the flying birds in my hair. Birds feature often in my work and particularly the swallows. I use them as metaphors. So it was appropriate to included them as part of the overall image.
Saturday, 16 March 2013
The starting point came from a photograph I found in a newspaper article. I liked the expression on the woman's face. I adapted it and created this drawing which still has the same expression on the face. The lost Girl. A woman who has missed out on the important things in life, being too busy living the free spirit, independent and party girl kind of life.
Sunday, 24 February 2013
This is the portrait of Wendy which I did this weekend. I worked from a photograph after having done a couple of sketches form life. The sketches help in getting to know the sitter, their face, their individuality. Everybody has a particular look and gaze. This is what needs to be conveyed in the portrait.
Saturday, 23 February 2013
The painting is almost finished, there is still some work that needs to be done yet.
Oil on board 26x30 inches
Friday, 1 February 2013
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Sunday, 20 January 2013
Thursday, 10 January 2013
Continuing my project of painting contemporary people. This is my latest work inspired by a fashion model found in a magazine. I have changed her look slightly to enhance the image of a contemporary cover girl.
As you can see I have now started looking at popular culture and create images taken from there, as well as painting people from life. People I come across and find interesting or typical of todays' culture, life, fashion.
This is 16x20 inches oil on canvas.