Friday, 26 April 2013

'Azure Silk', Oil on linen (100x70cm)

This a new painting just finished last week. I have used this sari in another work from last year but I felt it needed painting again. I love the intensity of the cerulean blue combined with the burgundy. My model Harriet has been an ongoing source of inspiration this year. Her hair was terrific to paint. You will no doubt recognise her face in a LOT of my recent work. I love it when a model can motivate like this.

New work in progress. Detail.

This is a painting with a bit of a different theme for my usual work. I was asked to produce something with a 007  feel to it for an exciting  upcoming group exhibition. It has been so much fun to do. The replica derringer gun was made by our inhouse studio blacksmith/silversmith Bryony Knox. A real one was quite hard to come by!
I wil post the final finished piece once the dates are confirmed for the show. It should be a fantastic one with most of the good and great of Scotlands art world taking part. 

Detail of WIP.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Private Commission completed.

I have been working on a private commission the last few month and finally completed this week. it is abig one at 6ftx4ft in size. It was a challenge but extremely enjoyable to paint at the scale. Everything looks too small now. The customer has kindly allowed me to post images of the painting -so you can see a close up shot of the brush work.