Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Great day today - did the photoshoot for the next commission, a semi-nude pencil drawing of a very beautiful young Spanish lady and got a wonderful phonecall from the client who commissioned the posthumous oil of man with sunglasses. I had never spoken to her before as the commission was given to me via a previous client of mine (the power of word of mouth). She was quite literally over the moon after she seeing the painting for the first time this morning, saying she couldn't believe how much like him the portrait was. She said she has already shown it to Spanish friends who might commission me to paint their daughter.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Some recent work

I have to do a photo shoot tomorrow for a new commission. At the moment it looks like a graphite drawing but obviously I will know better after I have discussed with the client - either way as long as the client has no objection you will be able to follow events here.

Meanwhile here are a few examples of recent work.

Well, this is the first post in my new blog. I am a portrait artist working in Pastels, Oils and Graphite and although English I live in southern Spain near Malaga.

I have started this blog to help keep a record of my work but also how I work. People will be able to read my thoughts about both private work and commissions from the beginning of the process right the way through to the end and see these thoughts translated into painting so sharing all the highs and lows in creating a piece of art.

People can contact me via my email address to commission me or just to point out a glaring error of drawing or of whatever

As this is my first post my first image should be a self-portrait so here I am in Pastel.