your figure paintings are awesome, great confidence in the shapes you're using, stellar work!
I'd say you've been gandering at Sargent. Nice pencils and paints man, keep it up.
tehmeh, wreck- cheers!
flurry- thanks, got about a week left here with humid, hot weather!
FUSHANDCHUPS- Sargent, you say....
top- old study done at the Serpentine
bottom- portrait of Sargent, of sorts (headstone study)
will get some more stuff done over the break soon
WOW, the sky in the first one has amazing tones, really well balanced landscape executed with a lot of skill!
When do you get back to London?
lens flare renaissance
Koto- thanks, im back as of this week
"He who resigns his life to (Art) may well disregard society, seeing that he is never alone nor without food for contemplation. And whoever shall attribute this love of solitude to caprice or eccentricity does wrong. The man who would produce works of merit should be free from cares and anxieties, seeing that Art demands earnest consideration, loneliness, and quietude; she cannot permit wandering of the mind."
Vasari, G. 'Vasari's Lives of the Artists' (selection). (2005). New York: Dover Publications. p191
flower alla prima, 2 hours (you cant get the nice wash-effect of direct painters on absorbent linen canvas. Lesson learnt.)
some jungle sketches
self portrait, five hours total (after several scraped back attempts)
Yeah, that sp is bad ass, looks different to the one in your studio, did you work on it more after posting this one?
lens flare renaissance
Yes, this is the kind of awesome sketchbook I like. I'll watch it, that's certain.
I would try to fill the canvas in your plein air paintings however. I don't think they work that well when you leave empty space on sides - unless those are just studies to you.
Koto- nope, the printout in my studio is a rushed bad scan of the portrait study
merl1n- thank you for the observation, yeah, theyre still studies at this stage... im resolving nowadays to aim and cover the surface before starting on the rendering
Sorry for the long time of no updates... been busy with coursework at campus, work mostly atm, anyways, here's a quick recent-ish update on what I've been doing over the winter break.
1. Painting setup in the jungle (PLEIN AIR EVERYWHERE) (Guile's theme song does wonders when painting )
2. ....my painting location the next day. Had really bad weather over the winter break with continuous rain, and the painting location from the previous day was totally washed away.
3. Log study
These are such beautiful paintings. I wish I had something of more value to say! :0
Nice oil paintings !! and your graphite is pretty awesome too !
So I think all you've got left to paint in is a desert?
From what i can see lookin good, one crit is that the log looks a tad undersaturated (could do with some accents perhaps...) but you know the deal with photos.
However that photo of the overgrown building you showed me was just epic. You have to paint that.
I really liked your digital paintings, but all your other stuff is amazing aswell, nice work...
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tehmeh- motorboat plein air, you say...
TFsean- thanks! gotta get my figure work up to standard soon, so much things to paint outdoors though, its taken over studio time!
JJacks, Ludic, ErikR- thank you!
flurry- desert plain air, you say...
Marian- thank you, nah, haven't been washed away in the floodwaters, just busy lately!
Oh hai. Long time no update.
Excellent paintings and i like the "in the moment" photographs being out in the field!
pretty excellent rendering are you using oil paints because if it acrylics its freaken wild!
... (mumbles) i couldnt do that with acrylics . . . . .
AdrianNagorski- thanks, these studies were done in oils, not acrylics
Marian Rowling- thank you, one of the best things with painting outdoors is the fun locations you get to go to, not to mention its pretty convenient combining hiking+painting!
tehmeh- well thank you. It was my late entry to the Hayward Gallery's 'Invisible Art' show. They didn't approve cause it was too representational, the snow was too real.
'Well, Mr. Saatchi, I am waiting for my paycheck from the snow painting.'
Recent drawings, portrait sketch & boat painting from Regent's Canal when painting with the mighty Call0ps back in Easter