Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Samuel Beckett Demo

There is a step by step of a gouache demo for my FIT class, working mostly in transparent gouache and building up the layers. Give it a try.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Mike Demo

I kept forgetting to take shots of this one. Sometimes I'm just lost in the paint.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Hopkins Demo

This one went smooth and by the numbers, a compelling photo to work from certainly helped. A value study first and foremost, color in a second consideration, I started with a palette of blues and oranges and built up a thin washes until finishing with opaque paint, trying to keep the lightest touch.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Sarah. Blue to Orange Demo

Here is another gouache demo from my last FIT class, I'm using just blues and oranges. A complimentary palette always works well.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

David Bowie Demo

This was a demo for my class at FIT this Monday, I wanted another go at Bowie because his loss weighs heavy with me right now.  Gouache in light layers working to dark and then then opaque layers working back from dark to light.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

I'm Back

Hi everyone, this post has been a long time coming, blogger had decided that I wasn't me for a while and I wasn't entirely sure I disagreed. This is a test posting, I'll be catching up with loads of drawing and painting soon, starting tomorrow, WOW it's good to be back.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Im Back

Where have I been? you probably haven't been asking, well I'll tell you anyway. I've been doing loads of painting like this, these have been keeping me busy. Anyway, I've been doing a lot of sketching as well, I'll be posting them as of tomorrow.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sarah Step By Step

I built up the values pretty quickly here, I was trying to preserve the cool to warm/blue to orange and keep things loose, I was trying to choose my hard and soft edges and keep a sense of spontaneity. I've been often accused of missing some good stopping places, but when I'm enjoying a painting it can be very hard to stop.
This painting will be on display at the Society of Illustrators from June 9th-August 15th. Or join me for the opening on June 17th.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Color Comp

This is my idea for color, I'm looking to create a cool to warm shift based on a complimentary color palette, blue to orange.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


I was gone again wasn't I? I'm back now and let this be the beginning of a new string of posts, starting with a portrait project, this is Sarah, a study for a painting I'm working on.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Artichoke

I didn't post for a while because I was back in the UK, mostly in this pub drinking pints with my dad. this is the second painting I have done of the bar, it's a beauty.