Here is the most “what was I thinking” painting that I have produced so far: A poor octopus, lost in the birch woods, observed by judgemental faces and a blue tired lady. The acrylic 122 x 91cm painting is for sale now at Etsy and can be shipped to UK only.
No red nose, promised!
Fineliner and pencil on paper. Signed limited edition prints available soon….drop me a line if you’d like a stag in your life.
Whoever has been in our living room must have noticed this lady. She was a bday present from me to my SO nearly three years ago.
Untypical minimalism here as I just picked up painting again.
Gouache and acrylics.
There is method to the madness. First, I usually draw a freehand sketch, from which I take the main lines or shapes and emphasise them with pencil. I then start filling them in with fineliner, thickness 0.5 or 0.7.
Then I’d add more detail with pencil and if happy with the result, draw it in with fineliner of the thickness 0.2, 0.1 or 0.05.
Colour comes at the end. I normally work from left to right and top to bottom.
Cadogan Square is an A3 I drew within 9 hours.
Mixed media illustration of a bearded gentleman. Find the skull.
Fineliner, pencil, white pen, metallic pen and felt tip on A3 paper.
This one is a drawing I made for someone as thank-you, inspired by flowers & plants you can find in a pond, hence the blue. I may take the concept and develop it more for some fabric prints.
This is a rather colourful tile I made a few months ago. It is small, about 7 x 7cm.
Painting: Acrylic, gouache and ink
Size: 7 H x 9.4 W inch
Kept in black and white, this almost symmetric painting/ illustration has been inspired by 1930’s Art Deco and various Jazz forms from this era. It plays with the stark contrast of black and white as well as solid surface against smallest detail.
Size: 7.9 H x 11.8 W x 0.1 inch
Like most of my geometric paintings, this one lives from asymmetrical symmetry and fine irregularities as well as stark contrast of shade and colour. It very much represents how rather rhythmic music of natural instruments sounds to me -the slight imperfections in tone make it perfect. This is an expression of visible sound thanks to bouts of synaesthesia.