Saturday, 21 August 2010


Having been concentrating on faces for a while, I thought it was time to go back to still life, and was searching for something white to paint, when I came across this skull lying around . . . This really lets me explore warm-cool differences, and may become a little series - the next one while be overall much lighter - can't wait to begin!

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Stretching Canvas

This is the first painting that I have made the support entirely myself (well, I did buy the stretcher bars . . .) - made the frame, stretched the canvas, gesso (x3)!

Don't think I'll ever go back - was kinda fun, doing all that work (in a kind of mindless way) and the painting just seemed to flow onto the canvas so much easier - there are still niggles that I need to fix, but I could see where I was going right from the start.

(the model is , who certainly seems to be an curious chap, with plenty to think about).