Saturday, 28 June 2008
Thursday, 26 June 2008
Friday, 20 June 2008
I created this painting out of several photographs. The paint on the eyes is very thick and stands out. The idea is that if you look at the picture from different angles the light will reflect off the eyes differently. This will give the impression that the eyes have moved. The paint on the earrings also stands out and cast its own shadow. I painted the queen on the chess board to echo Audrey Hepburn giving them both the same hair style. The painting is 16" by 20" and is signed with a star in the top right hand corner.
Monday, 16 June 2008
The Orion Nebula in charcoal.
Saturday, 14 June 2008
The Mona Lisa is by far my favourite portrait painting.
Drawing of a girl in pencil
Thursday, 12 June 2008
I create my pencil drawings using a technique called the grid system.
This system was used by the Old Masters and I believe it is the best way to get a likeness.
The trick is to use a photograph you really like. The background can be changed or faded out. Two pets from different photographs can even be put in the same drawing.
Sunday, 8 June 2008
If anyone would like a portrait of a person or pet please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01258472313. I like to work from photographs and it is important that I have a photograph that you really like.
I hope to build this blog into an art gallery of my favourite paintings and drawings I hope you enjoy look at them as much as I enjoyed painting them, feel free to leave commence if you like.
In my Art and Poetry blog Quantum Art and Poetry I have linked my paintings and drawings to short childlike rhymes because I believe there is a link between poetry and painting.