09 September 2014

“En Pointe”

en pointe

After the last painting, I said that next time there would definitely be more colour. Well, as usual, the colour was red. I had another ballet image that I wanted to paint and thought that the red shoes hadn’t featured for a while so why not combine the two. At the risk of upsetting the ballet community, there do seem to be a lot of poses which can be interpreted as erotic. Or perhaps I’m just an old lecher, still, it’s good fun.

Watercolour 60cm x 40cm

03 September 2014

“Masked Ballet”

Masked Ballet

After finishing “Horny Old Man” last week, I was determined to produce the next painting with a lot more colour in it. The last three had all been very neutral, earthy colours. Well, it didn’t work out that way as this dancer seemed to require the same earthy treatment. Next time, for definite!

Watercolour 40cm x 30cm

26 August 2014

“Horny Old Man”

Horny old man

It was nice to get back to painting after the usual Summer break. With the visitors gone and the house back to normal I was given permission to leave stuff all over the place and make a mess. With the temperature still quite high (mid thirties most days) I have to paint fairly quickly to avoid the large areas drying out before I want them to. Not a bad thing though as it stops me from “messing around” with too much detail. The result is this ram and what a horn he’s got on him!

Watercolour 40cm x 40cm

17 June 2014

Jud’s Elephant

Juds Elephant

I’m never too keen to take on a commission as there is always the possibility that the recipient may not like my interpretation of the subject. When I agreed to produce a painting of an elephant I thought it best to cover my options and have a backup ready. The painting shown in the last post, “I’m All Ears”, turned out to be the backup and this one was given as the final piece.

Watercolour 60cm x 40cm


10 June 2014

“I’m all ears”

I'm all ears
This is my first delve into wildlife art. It may have been simpler to have chosen a different animal. Having to look at the animal closely enough to produce a painting made me realise what a strange creature it is. They are all out of proportion, lopsided and lacking in colour, but full of character and charm which easily makes up for their shortcomings.
Watercolour 60cm x 40cm