Sunday, 27 March 2011

Saturday, 19 February 2011

All part off the learning curve

Today ,having left 3 commissioned portraits paintings with the client ,to live with for a while;I have heard that she doesn't want any of them ,a bit of a blow ,but then I do understand that this is bound to happen once in a while . It s a learning curve I am telling myself ,at least I get to keep the paintings and maybe although she has nt identified with them ,that dose nt make them bad paintings;in fact I think they are ok paintings ,they certainly took a great deal of time and energy to paint .So here they are tell me what you think .I am ok with it it s part of the deal that if they a client does nt like them they dont have to have them ,I think thats fair .

Monday, 13 December 2010

My Son

This is Jobie my son, I painted it last month and have brought it to vancouver where he lives ,he seemed pleased with it and it now hangs in his living room in a place of honour (while I am here anyway )

Friday, 27 November 2009

Here are two new portraits that l have finished this autumn .One is of my brother in law ,who sadly died only 2 days ago ,he was a wonderful man ,my painting this was a way of coming to grips with his death.The other painting(three images one painting) was a commission form a fiend of mine for her husbands 65 th birthday .l felt that one painting just was nt enough to portray the different aspects of his character so I did three!!

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Here is a portriat l did in NZ

Debs ...she was brave enough to commision me to do a portrait of her..AND give me cart blanche! here is the result .

Sunday, 1 February 2009

here s one l did earlier

This is a painting that l did this summer of Dave ,,he is from nz and l am very blessed to have met and become a friend with this extraordinary man .l hope that l have managed to get something of his personality across