Archive for February, 2010

Challenges and tributes

February 28, 2010

Portraits. I have never considered myself a portrait painter but recently I have undertaken a couple and been pleased with the results. First I painted my wife Trina then my son Matt. I have tried my daughter Sarah but she keeps changing her look. “Miss Maggie” and “Dear Lady” are two inspired by persons I have seen and I like the results. There are three more on which I am now working and I hope the people who are inspiring these will like the finished pieces.

This has been a new direction and presents new challenges.  We will see what happens.

Back into the painting

February 20, 2010

Back with a vengeance. After a couple of months away from the canvas I am back.  It may be finishing a work and seeing it framed, or inspiration that gets me going.  But right now I would say its having the time,  a warming workspace and inspirations that have got me back.  I have recently finished two works; they are framed and signed.  Another 4 ft x 2 ft herd painting is drying (which will take a while as it is truly impasto) and two or three new paintings are working.