Wednesday, 9 December 2009


I have started working with a palette knife on the background and I hope this will give the textural effect I am looking for - we will see.

Monday, 7 December 2009


I worked for a couple of hours on her head today. I am trying to think before making marks and save time on correcting ill- considered strokes with partial success.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Oil of Elanah

Just started a reasonable size (36" x 29") oil of this young lady. I took the photo a few weeks ago in the beautiful town of Ronda here in Andalucia because I loved the wall behind her and knew it would make a an interesting portrait. This is about 4 hours into the work after things have been blocked in.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

I feel ashamed that I have neglected this blog but pressure of work etc. Here is some recent work.