Monday, 22 September 2014

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Saturday, 20 September 2014

301 Spiderman money box - monoprint and pastel

Another visit to the Spider-Man money box. This time using the monoprint pastel technique that I have come to love so much recently.

Friday, 19 September 2014

300 Zinc White - oil on linen

You can't go far in life without zinc white.... Although to paint this I didn't use any zinc white at all...

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

298 Glam Meerkats - oil on linen

This little series of oil paintings I have begun over the last four days are of things I have collected, bee given or found that have some kind of resonance for me. This meerkat was a present from my mum and dad (in jest) for my fortieth birthday. It is a paint your own meerkat which I have now painted..... 

And I put glitzy sunglasses on it too.


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

297 Bell Tower from port Merion (only a model) oil on linen

I am, it would seem, making a series of paintings of objects in my studio that I have been wanting to paint for a while. We visited port merino a few years ago and brought this bell tower back with us... I don't think they noticed.

Monday, 15 September 2014

296 Unresolved soft toy - oil on linen

This is a soft toy designed and 'half' made by Debbie, we can't remember what it was going to be or why it went wrong, but it is a great object. I rescued it from certain destruction a few years ago. With the intention of painting it one day. That day was today.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

295 Spider-Man piggy bank - oil on linen

I had to raid my Spider-Man piggy bank to buy some milk for morning tea, thanks spidey. A true hero. The money slot is in the back of his head, which is just out of sight.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

294 View from studio - oil

I haven't painted a view from my window for ages.. Here it is through a thick painty fog!

Friday, 12 September 2014

293 Descenders - lino print and charcoal

I wondered what adding a charcoal landscape to the background of these three printed cyclists. Would look like. Well, it looks like this.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

291 Cyclist from the Tour of Britain - Linoprint

We saw our first live cycle race today as the tour of Britain came through Cheltenham. It was a great event, there were loads of people out and about to watch it and hundreds of local cyclist riding the route before the pros arrived behind a fleet of police motorbike riders. I have singled out one rider to print today, but expect a full on peloton tomorrow!

Not sure who it is, anyone care to guess?

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

290 Flowering succulent - mono print with pastel

This palm like succulent is one of those that I expect grows like a weed in its native environment. I keep this one semi tortured in my studio. Flowers well though!