Thursday, July 26, 2018

"Mick at 75."

Mick is 75 now in 2018 but this drawing is based on an early photo. Almost accurate, but it is a great exercise 'cos no corrections are possible when working with and an all-or-nothing medium such as lamp black! Either you reach out and get it or you don't.  No eraser.
Taking a gamble on one's prowess is good 'cos it stretches one...sssttrretchhh...

Saturday, July 14, 2018

"Escape to Tuscany" line and wash 4.5 x 9

Painted after watching an hour of Escape to the continent on Netflix today. Click this image to see  a bigger picture.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

"Chinatown car 2015"

"Chinatown car" w/c 3.5 x 5.5
 I cut it down and matted it like this. Too small? Click the painting again.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Tribute to Gustav Klimt

Klimt, who died in 1918, had a great influence on modern painting. He painted the faces realistically although he went wild with the backgrounds - most of them gold and graphic. I have been studying Klimt, Schiele, and more recently Kobayashi and Liepke. This is my study of the Klimt style with thanks to a contemporary ultra successful American artist who has given me permission to post this image of her on my blog.

Monday, February 05, 2018

"Painting Stonehenge" oil 24x36 inches

Why paint Stonehenge? Why paint this + minus 4000-year old mediaeval circle of stones? Mainly because of its composition and allure. Plus there's life in that domain - flowers, insects and birds a nice contrast to the stones. See the video,

Friday, January 12, 2018

"Red, red Beetle" w/c 4x6 inches

Red upon red glazed makes the Beetle redder than red. I also like the cute muscular drawing of mine. It's not often that I exaggerate a shape and still maintain it's identity. Blow your own trumpet? Why not.