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Monday, 30 December 2013

Mum's little helper

I found a great photo in a 1962 photo book by photographer M.Gray of this little girl looking up at her mother who was similarly dressed. They were clearly taking a tea break. 
I thought this section of the photo would look ok on its own. 



This is it finished but a photo taken in poor light. I'll update a daylight one later. 











Thursday, 26 December 2013

Peek a boo

Another quick pan pastel painting , well about an hours work.



Boxing Day walk

It seems from all the people passing my window that the most favourite pastime leisure type thing n a Boxing Day is to take the dog for a walk. 
So using my new pan pastel Christmas present set I did this simple tribute to all those out walking the Christmas pud off. Looks like the dog got a new ball too. 



Tuesday, 17 December 2013

A friends Granddaughter

This little girl is a mates granddaughter who he hoisted into his arms for her photo to be taken. I Only mention that as it am explain the odd angle of her shoulders. 





An earlier version 



Sunday, 8 December 2013

Nelson Mandela

About four hours in on this current drawing , probably about another 3-4 hrs to do.





I invited one of my favourite artists on daily Paintworks to take a look at my blog and she was gracious enough to do so and gave this comment.


Your work is so good! Amazing how well you draw after just a few years. I love your Mandela portrait- very sensitive but so well drawn.

Cheers,

Taryn


Thanks Taryn ! 











Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Son no 4

Simple three colour portrait of a child namely one of my four sons. Not too much of the third colour though, supposed to be black , white and red. 

He is 18 now but was about 3 here, not too sure. 



Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Best of 2013

Its time for my second annual post , wooh !.
In truth its a cheat poast because there is nothing new here, its more like one of those looking back episodes, where you get a new programme for no effort.

Well this is the same, a new post with no new material.

There is this little news though, I have aquired two new followers this year , taking me to the dizzy heights of 16 ! and I have had (in total, not just this year)  over 16000 views of the blog.
I have posted 85 times this year including this one.

I joined "Daily Paintworks" an American online art selling site , (see link to the right) and sold 13 paintings to the USA, Australia and Norway. Ok so i'm not making any great money but its nice to think that strangers appreciate my efforts as well as friends and family.

Okay so onto what i think is my best work of the year.









 I still like to do the odd caricature, now and then !