Tuesday 25 June 2013

King Louie

King Louie
24 x 31cm
Watercolour / Gouache

I put the final touches to my private commission 'King Louie' on Friday at the opening of the Guildhall Arts Centre in Bristol. I was one of the artists demonstrating their craft in the gallery spaces as visitors manoeuvred around us. Unfortunately the scan above was done just before I took the painting Bristol so their are a few things missing which can be seen in the original (which is not in my possession). The original has a slightly more detailed tapestry and the contrasts in the kings skirt (if that's what it's called) are heightened.

As usual with this type of piece I produced a sepia under-painting and then began glazing colours but maintaining the details underneath. As a finishing touch I added gouache on the smoke from the brazier and the odd highlight on the fur, throne, hats and silver egg.

Saturday 22 June 2013

Iconic Britain 2013

I had an email recently containing this link for a new painting competition perfect for any realist painter. Iconic Britain 2013 is looking for iconic images of Britain, it could be buildings, landscapes, people or culture so long as it British.

Tuesday 18 June 2013

Progress, progress, progress.

 Two more days left to finish, I'll go into more detail about the process once it's completed.

Friday 7 June 2013

'The Art Of Storytelling' Exhibition At The Pound Arts Centre

I've been helping to put this exhibition together for a while now and finally it's ready to open. The private view is tonight and I cannot wait to hear what people have to say about the work on display. There is also a large stock of prints alongside the excellent originals all of which are available to purchase.

For more details click here.

Thursday 6 June 2013

Louie The Lion

Here's the next painting I have planned which needs to be finished in two weeks. I hope to make a start tomorrow.