Portfolio range samples.
This pastel painting is of the many faces of Grayson Perry. Inspired by a video when he discussed his long relationship with "Alan Measles" his teddy bear from childhood. He has a very complex relationship with it stemming from when his father disserted him as a child. In one national TV interview he introduced the teddybear as a diety, much to the presenters amazement.
It is pastel on handmade 300gm paper by Saunders Waterford measuring 57cm x 57cm.
"Baby Bugs" the pug was found sitting in a basket on the back of a bike outside our gate. It is pastel on Canson MX A3 watercolour 300gm
This is an example of a watercolour commission on 508 mm x 406 mm 300 gsm NOT. The boy's grandfather commisioned the painting to begin rebuilding his portfolio of family pictures following tragically lossing of all his photographs. He was a farmer in the Troodos mountains near Kakopetria, Cyprus. His source image was dogeared from inside an old wallet.
I welcome a challenge and can work from photographs as long as there is enough detail. Its also possible to construct from a group of photos when the preferred image lacks detail.
Family portaits can be created by combining a group of individual images when there is not a single image available.
I'm happy to discuss the possibilities of creating your dream image - just contact when convenient.
Portraiture and lanscapes below are samples from my range.
On the right is an example of an acrylic portrait on canvas board measuring 14 cm x 19 cm.
This size is particularly attractive in an ornate gilded frame as shown here. It is a size suited to the memories of departed loved ones.
Acrylics are very good for large canvases as unlike oils it is possible to complete compicated subjects quickly as there is no need for long drying times. The first below was completed in single outdoor sitting. The subject is varieties daffodils and narcissis fields growing on a hillside in Angus, Scotland during the month of March.
Below are three abstract landscapes completed for a commission based on the battlefields of Angus, Scotland.
The Charging Black Bull was inspired by Costa Blanca Spanish bull fighting. It is an 90 cm x 60 cm oil on canvas.
Below are examples of oil painting commissions.
The child was privately commisioned oils on a box canvas 25 x 35 cm the source image was an e-mailed digital photo.
In the centre was also privately commisioned oils on box canvas 30 x 30 cm image from a photo taken on a mobile phone.
The third, entitled "Rita's Baltic Surprise" is oils on canvas 100 x 40 cm her surprise came from the splash of a wave of cold seawater that soaked the leg of her jeans. Privately commisioned based on a mobile phone image transferred via Facebook.