Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Six Degrees Of Kevin Spacey

Another painting demo for my class at FIT. Slowly building the values and refining the details only at the last step. I like to bring the whole painting up at the same time. I had about two and a half hours of painting time in class and finished with another 45 minutes when I got home.
This is from a shot taken during filming the "House Of Cards" a dark character, a dark painting.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

John Hurt Demo

I usually take about 10 steps to do a demo, this one went a great deal faster, only 5 steps, largely because I was using a larger brush and trying merely to match values and spare the details. I've often been accused of missing a few good stopping places, I'm trying to cure that.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014


It's the weather I tell you.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

David Lynch

Pencil Demo, B, 2B and 4B as far as I know what I'm putting my hands on.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Subway Reader

I was very happy with this one.

Sunday, February 9, 2014


Everybody loves a bit of gossip, these two talked all the way from Crown Heights to the Upper East Side, largely about a daughter  who doesn't call or doesn't write unless she needs money that is.
Something like that anyway.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Subway Reader

This is an old one, you can tell because he's not dressed for the Arctic.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


I'm just sick of this weather, that's all.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Subway Riders

The woman on the left forgot her book,

Monday, February 3, 2014

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Life On the 5

This couple didn't move too much for 45 minutes or so, I wish all commuters would be so accommodating.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Artichoke

I painted this one for my dad, it's the pub where he and my mum go for a drink most days, an absolute beauty. I'm looking forward to being back for a pint in there myself later this year.